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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|

Season’s Greetings

Season's Greetings - Celebrating achievements in human spaceflight [All images credit: NASA] As 2019 draws to a close the Space Adventures’ team would like to wish you all the best for the holiday season and a prosperous year ahead. This year marked global celebrations of the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest accomplishments - the successful Apollo [...]

Dec 17, 2019|

Boeing Starliner – Progress to Launch

Boeing Starliner - Progress to Launch As I wrote about earlier this year, the Boeing Starliner spacecraft is being developed to take professional and private astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), and is nearing completion.  The un-crewed test flight to the International Space Station is just around the corner – December 20 to be precise. This is a [...]

Dec 10, 2019|

Comment on NASA’s support of private astronaut missions to ISS

Congratulations to NASA for announcing plans for space tourism to the U.S. segment of the space station. Space tourism actually began 18 years ago. On April 25, 2001 NASA approved Space Adventures’ first space tourist to visit the ISS, Dennis Tito, who launched just three days later (just in time). After his historic flight, NASA and all ISS partners approved [...]

Jun 7, 2019|
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