Space travel has never been more comfortable nor kind to the environment. Space Perspective, the world’s first luxury and zero-emissions spaceflight company and Earth’s leading luxury spaceflight experience, wants to elevate the festive wish list this year by offering tickets to the edge of space – the gift for adventure seekers, space explorers, or that someone who truly has everything.
Space Perspective is revolutionising space tourism – and is a world away from rocket-fuelled space endeavours. The elegant ascent in the climate-controlled, pressurised capsule, propelled by a state-of-the-art SpaceBalloon, enables passengers to safely glide for two hours, absorbing the phenomenal beauty of Earth and vastness of space. The awe-inspiring six-hour total journey above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere doesn’t require any advanced training or bulky space suits. With 2024 already sold out, flights are booking now to travel in 2025 and beyond.
First of all, you don’t need to pass a physical before going into space. Astronauts are expected to be relatively fit in order to withstand high and low barometric pressure situations and NASA requires aspiring astronaut to have a blood pressure reading of about 140/90 at sitting position.
With Space Perspective, you are invited to the Kennedy Space Center prior to the 6-hour journey into space. Here, you will get settled into your accommodation, receive a tour of the facilities, and listen to an informational and safety briefing. Then, there is time to receive an exclusive tour of the Space Center as well as meet the Space Perspective team.
Upon take off, you will spend 2 hours ascending into space. For the next 2 hours of the journey, sitting at 100,000 feet in the air, above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. Here is where the exploring takes place. You will be taken on a journey just on the edge of space, something that only about 600 people in history can say they have experienced.
Spaceship Neptune has two priorities: sustainability and safety. As the world’s only carbon-neutral spaceship, Spaceship Neptune is not only interested in assisting people in their exploration of Earth, but in saving the planet too. Spaceship Neptune is unique to other spacecrafts because its compartment in which explorers are held does not break away from the flight system mid-flight. Instead, the ship remains intact for the duration of the journey, relying on its ‘SpaceBalloon’ from take-off to splash down.
Spaceship Neptune’s SpaceBalloon is a one-of-a-kind feature. Propelled by renewable hydrogen, the spaceship does not leave a carbon footprint, making it one of the most sustainable options for space exploration. Because of the SpaceBalloon, Spaceship Neptune is also widely accessible. Instead of being rapidly propelled through the sky, the spaceship rises at 12 mph, allowing anyone who is able to fly in an airplane perfectly capable of exploring space.
Inside Spaceship Neptune
Flights include a suite of elegant offerings to elevate an already ground-breaking experience: luxurious reclining seats and 360-degree viewing windows, onboard WiFi and even a cocktail bar. The company partnered with David Grutman, the famed Miami hospitality and entertainment entrepreneur, to curate the experience for future Space Explorers so it is sure to be an out of this world experience.
You must be thinking, ‘well how do we come back down?’ The SpaceBalloon is brought down in a slow two-hour descent and makes a gentle water landing with an enhanced patent pending splash cone in place. You, the capsule and the SpaceBalloon are then picked up by ship ensuring that you experience pure comfort till the very end. Definitely an unforgettable lifetime experience.
Flights have been carefully created ready for an unforgettable space travel experience by world-record holding crew members, who have been in the development of every US human spacecraft for the past 40 years. So, don’t worry, you are in good hands. Leisure, exploration, and safety all in one.
More than just space travel…
With repeat flights taking place, Space Perspective aims to drive studies in research and creative sectors, creating a bridge between the two. Not only will research take place scientifically in the upper atmosphere but also artistically, with performing arts, culinary arts and more.
Providing new and further opportunities to learn more about space in both traditional and non-traditional settings.
Booking your ticket
Priced at a market-beating $125,000 (there is the option of paying online with crypto, a first in space tourism), the space explorer experience is fully customisable from end to end so you could even add a touch of awe to milestone events. With a controlled interior atmosphere that is aesthetic and spacious, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and more can become truly one-of-a-kind celebrations from 2025 and beyond. Additional Space Explorer benefits include invitations to exclusive events, private tours and insider tours intended to build community and maximise engagement.
Tickets for flights aboard Spaceship Neptune can be purchased online through spaceperspective.com and reserved with a USD$1,000 refundable deposit.
To discover more, visit spaceperspective.com
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