For those who can’t quite afford a Virgin Galactic trip to space ($250,000), but still have $125,000 and want to visit the edge of space? There’s Spaceship Neptune from Space Perspective. Think of it as a luxurious capsule that comfortably transports eight passengers and a pilot. Featuring ergonomic seats, a drink bar, full bathroom and large windows that let you take in the amazing views. Read more for a video,additional pictures and information.
Passengers will lift off from the now defunct Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida’s Space Coast. The entire trip will take around six hours: two hours reaching maximum altitude of 100,000-feet, two hours in the stratosphere and two hours descending for an ocean landing. Test flights are set to begin next year.
- Features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with a depiction of the lunar surface, with a crater, footprints and a U.S. flag
- This modular model features a descent stage with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera, laser hatches, and a movable ladder
- The ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. The model is finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate
We’re committed to fundamentally changing the way people have access to space — both to perform much-needed research to benefit life on Earth and to affect how we view and connect with our planet,” said Space Perspective founder and co-CEO Jane Poynter.