We can take you to space! Here’s how…
We are proud to be one of only 8 accredited Virgin Galactic Space Agents in Australia, and the only one in Victoria! That means that we can take you to space with Virgin Galactic’s Space Line, the world’s first commercial spaceline, founded by Sir Richard Branson.
In December 2018 Virgin Galactic reached a historic and much anticipated milestone – VSS Unity’s flight was not only the first human spaceflight to be launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, but the very first time that a crewed vehicle built for commercial, passenger service, has reached space.
The historic achievement has been recognised by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, said that what they witnessed on launch day was “compelling evidence that commercial space is set to become one of the twenty-first century’s defining industries. Reusable vehicles built and operated by private companies are about to transform our business and personal lives in ways which are as yet hard to imagine. ”
How does it work?
After three days of training and preparation at Spaceport America, you will board SpaceShipTwo – mated to its carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo – dressed in custom fitted flight suits and fully equipped to fly. After a conventional runway take-off, the vehicles will climb to an altitude of ~50,000 feet and then be released from the aircraft to enter a gentle glide.
Within seconds, the rocket motor will be fired and the spaceship’s nose pitched to a near vertical climb. A surge of energy will produce acceleration forces of around 3.5G and propel the spaceship to speeds approaching three and a half times the speed of sound towards the black sky of space.
At one point the rocket motor will be shut off, allowing you to leave your seat to experience a few minutes of true weightlessness. You will be awe-struck by the best possible views of Earth and the surrounding space.
Upon re-entry gravity will pull the spaceship back towards the earth’s upper atmosphere, and following re-entry, the spaceship’s wings will be returned to their normal configuration, ready for a dynamic glide back to Spaceport America for a smooth runway landing.
If you book a space flight you will join the most exclusive group of adventurers in the world. Now that’s something.
You can read more about the program at this link or contact us to talk about planning your space trip!