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|

Coming to a launchpad in the Summer of 2019 – Boeing Starliner

SpaceX’s Dragon isn’t the only commercial spacecraft in the game, Boeing’s Starliner will also be making its debut un-crewed flight this year. Just like Dragon, the Starliner is also funded by NASA as part of its Commercial Crew Program. The spacecraft has been in development since 2010 and is now nearing completion. In this blog post we take a [...]

Jun 4, 2019|

Amazing views from the International Space Station

Whether you are looking back on Earth or up into space, the views from on-board the International Space Station are truly breathtaking. We found the below images in the archive of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s year-long mission to the International Space Station, and thought they were too good not to share. Scott launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur [...]

Apr 10, 2019|

A New Day is Rising

Crew Dragon approaching the International Space Station during demonstration the flight on March 3, 2019. As we congratulate SpaceX on the success of the launch and docking of Crew Demo-1, we wish them continued success in completing this critical test flight. Eight years ago, NASA ceased their Space Shuttle program leaving the space agency reliant on other vehicles [...]

Mar 3, 2019|
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