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|Posté le: Ven 17 Sep - 02:14 (2010) Sujet du message: Boeing, Space Adventures tout tourism initiative
|Space Final Fantasy XIV GilAdventures,
the company that brokered eight private flights to the International Space Station aboard
Russian Soyuz spacecraft, is working with Boeing to launch wealthy space tourists and other
non-NASA fliers aboard a capsule under development by the U.S. aerospace giant, officials
The Boeing CST-100 capsule, being designed to launch atop Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rockets,
Boeing's Delta 4, or the SpaceX Falcon 9, is intended to carry NASA and European Space
Agency astronauts to and from the International Space Station under a NASA initiative to
encourage development of private-sector spacecraft.
Boeing's proposed CST-100 capsule.
Under abuy ffxiv gil separate
memorandum of understanding between Boeing and Space Adventures, excess capacity--seats not
needed by NASA or its space station partners--will be marketed to wealthy individuals,
private companies, non-NASA federal agencies, and other governments that might need access
Pricing has not yet been determined, but officials said they expect the cost of a seat to
be "competitive" with the going rate for a Soyuz launch. NASA pays the Russian space agency
more than $50 million a seat for a Soyuz flight, while the most recent Space Adventures
client is believed to have paid some $40 million.
Bigelow Aerospace, which plans to launch a small commercial space station in the 2014 time
frame, also will utilize Boeing CST-100 capsules for transportation. Bigelow officials
recently estimated the cost of a round trip at about $25 million per seat.
"The marketplace...has not been constrained by the number of people who wanted to go; it's
been constrained by access to orbit," Eric Anderson, chairman of Space Adventures, told
reporters FFXIV GilWednesday.
"When we are now able to look at this with a partner who has...the ability to roll
spacecraft off an assembly line and operationalize the business of human spaceflight, I
look forward to really understanding what the market is like and probing the depths so
we...eventually get to the point where the price starts to come down."