Sergey Vinsky is planning a trip to the moon
Only three years left until that happy moment when the first space tourist from Earth will be in lunar orbit. To launch travelers into space will be from Baikonur.
The British company “Excalibur Almaz” announced at the meeting in London of the European conference on space tourism, a detailed plan of the tour to the moon. In 2015 the first space tourists “Excalibur” will be transported to the launch vehicle “Soyuz-FG” from Baikonur first on earth space station and then a lunar orbit. There are travelers from a distance of 1000 kilometers will be able to look at the dark side of earth’s satellite. All the journey will take eight months.
But flight preparation begins long before the start. The tourists intending to explore the moon at close range, will not only have to pay for a ticket $ 150 million, but also undergo special training. I will not fly professional astronauts to control the spacecraft have their own.
Interestingly, to launch tourists to the moon “Excalibur Almaz” will be the good old Soviet engineering. The company bought in Russia four used capsules and two space stations “Almaz”. Each capsule is placed three tourist, and to use it 15 time. So “Excalibur Almaz” will be able to send to the moon 180 space tourists, and then, suddenly, a new ship will come up, or will buy in Russia more of the older capsules.
It is known that two tickets on the flight you already purchased, but the names of the first lunar tourists, while hiding. Note that the space station the company plans to use not only as a hub for the lunar Charter, but also as a hotel. “Excalibur Almaz” focuses on the rich and curious travelers, but also for large companies that will be able to send employees into orbit to conduct scientific research.
So. That comes to an end the list of countries we plan to visit Sergey Vinsky. It’s time to start to conquer new planets and moons. The secret seems to be one of the first tourists we are all familiar.