Private spaceflight in 2023

Private Spaceflight in 2023 The last couple years have seen huge progress in opportunities for private citizens to fly to space, with three new vehicles flying for the first time. Some have continued to progress well, others have stalled. Below I take a closer look at what 2023 has in store.  SpaceX Starship on the [...]

Mar 22, 2023|

Private spaceflight in 2022

Private Spaceflight in 2022 2021 was an extraordinary year for private spaceflight with over 20 private individuals flying to space on four different spacecraft. In this blog, I will take a look back at the achievements of 2021, as well a look forward to what we can expect from 2022. MZ onboard the International Space [...]

Mar 21, 2022|

Mixing Spaceflight and Philanthropy

Mixing Spaceflight And Philanthropy There is no escaping the fact that a flight to space (at least to low-Earth orbit), with prices in the tens of millions of dollars, is for the ultra-wealthy. There is an increasing trend of wealthy individuals mixing their spaceflight dreams with philanthropy. While some of these examples may extend beyond what is traditionally [...]

Aug 30, 2021|

Blog: The 20th Anniversary of Private Spaceflight

A Look Back Let's start by saying that nothing worthwhile comes easy. We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dennis Tito's spaceflight. He made history by becoming the first fare-paying private citizen to launch to space. But the road that he traveled to get there was full of challenges. Cast your mind back 20 years ago to April 2001. Some [...]

Apr 23, 2021|

Blog: Commercial Spaceflight in 2021

Commercial Spaceflight in 2021 In early 2019 I wrote what is still one of the most popular blogs on Space Adventures' website - Commercial Spaceflight in 2019. I thought it would be interesting to re-visit this topic and look at the status of commercial spaceflight at the start of 2021. As is often the case in the space industry [...]

Mar 30, 2021|

Season’s Greetings 2020

I think many of us will be glad to see the end of 2020 and will welcome 2021 with open arms.  But before we do, I thought it was worth looking back at some of 2020's significant achievements in the field of space exploration - completed despite the global pandemic - as well as some of our favorite photographs [...]

Dec 22, 2020|

A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut (Part 2)

A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut (Part 2) We are often asked what there is to do on the International Space Station (ISS) – while the view is phenomenal (and the pictures don’t lie!) surely visitors don’t just spend all day looking out of the window.  So in this two-part blog post we aim to provide [...]

Sep 2, 2020|

A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut

A Day in the Life of a Private Astronaut (Part 1) A small group of lucky (and very successful) people have launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on flights arranged by Space Adventures. In the coming years Space Adventures has opportunities to fly to the ISS on both the Russian Soyuz and the Boeing Starliner. We are often [...]

Jun 30, 2020|

Private Mission Available on the SpaceX Crew Dragon

It’s the next step in humanity’s expansion beyond Earth For almost 20 years, Space Adventures has created unique and previously impossible opportunities for private citizens to experience space. As you may know, we’ve arranged eight spaceflight missions to the International Space Station (ISS) with our clients traveling over 36 million miles. Along the way, we’ve also arranged several “firsts” [...]

Mar 5, 2020|