Book Your Next Christmas Vacation to Moon? Buy One Flight, Get One Free ...!
The US Government now wants NASA to set its goal higher than the moon. The skies above our atmosphere are going private. May be it becomes a reality soon to spend a Christmas with family on the moon!
Under legislation passed by the House late Wednesday, the nation’s spaceflight program will take a new direction. NASA will turn to private companies to launch astronauts into space, while it starts work on a larger rocket for travel to more distant destinations — an asteroid, perhaps, and eventually Mars. Recently, Boeing and a space tourism company announced a deal to sell tickets on rocket rides to the International Space Station. Now Boeing just has to build a spaceship. Space Adventures Ltd. has already been selling seats aboard the Russian-built Soyuz spaceship. So far, seven customers have ridden on eight flights through Spacecraft Adventures. Currently the price for a flight brokered by Space Adventures to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft is US$ 20–35 million. According to Wikipedia, Virgin Galactic, one of the leading potential space tourism groups, is planning to begin passenger service aboard the VSS Enterprise, a Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo type spacecraft. The initial seat price will be $200,000, but that price is expected to eventually fall to $20,000. To date, over 80,000 people have made down payments on bookings. Next time when you open the mail you might see a coupon "buy one flight to moon, get one free."