Suborbital Spaceflight Clients
When you make your reservation with Space Adventures for a suborbital spaceflight you will be joining one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. Our waiting list includes private citizens, competition prize winners from around the world, as well as some of the most accomplished astronauts to date.
Richard and Owen Garriott – Already the first U.S. father and son to have flown to space; now, Richard and Owen hope to fly to space together. Owen is a former NASA astronaut who flew to space in 1973, and again in 1983. Richard became the world’s sixth private space explorer when he followed in his father’s footsteps and flew to space (with Space Adventures) in 2008.
Greg Olsen – In 2005, Greg Olsen’s 5 year-old grandson watched his grandfather launch to space on a Soyuz spacecraft. Then, in 2008, the duo flew together on ZERO-G and his grandson was able to experience the same weightlessness as his grandfather did onboard the International Space Station. Now, they have their sights set on the Black Sky.
Esther Dyson – Long-time technology guru, Esther trained as a private cosmonaut in 2009, as a back-up to Space Adventures’ client Charles Simonyi.
Anousheh Ansari – The title sponsor of the Ansari X-Prize, Anousheh flew to space with Space Adventures in 2006, to become the world’s first female space tourist.
Kathy Thornton – Veteran of three spaceflights (1989, 1992 and 1993), including a Hubble repair mission.
Sam Durrance – Veteran of two spaceflights (1990 and 1995).
Byron Lichtenberg – Veteran of two spaceflights (1983 and 1992).
Norm Thaggard – The first American to ride on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft (1995), and veteran of five spaceflights (1983, 1985, 1989, 1992 and 1995), with over 140 days in space.
Charles Walker – Sponsored by McDonnell Douglas, he was among the first non-government astronauts and is a veteran of three spaceflights, spending a total of 20 days in space.