SpaceX has partnered with Space Adventures specializing in space tourism. According to TechCrunch, the first candidates could launch into orbit next year on board the Crew Dragon.
“This historic mission will forge a path to making spaceflight possible for all people who dream of it, and we are pleased to work with the Space Adventures’ team on the mission,” SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said in a statement.
The available information suggests that the trip to the stars will take five days and tourists will have to prepare for it for “a few months”. Financial conditions have not yet been published. However, under the agreement last year with Bigelow Aerospace, SpaceX set a one-person pricing for the International Space Station (ISS) of approximately $ 52 million.
Foreign media also pointed out that Space Adventures also offers seats on Russian Soyuz rockets.
Crew Dragon recently successfully completed a test trip to the above mentioned ISS and subsequent docking maneuver. But it still wait his first flight with a human crew. This should take place sometime between April and June.