If you have always dreamed to become an astronaut, and you have to splash $100,000, all you have to do is to contact Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), the new General Sales Agent (GSA) for the XCOR Aerospace. These guys will make your dream become true, through two programs: Founder Astronaut Program and Future Astronaut Program.
Only 100 people will have a chance to be a part of the very first space flights with SXC. Although, this pleasure will cost $100,000, the program has already signed on 75 astronauts in training including Victoria Secret model Doutzen Kroes and world’s number one DJ Armin van Buuren. Also included in the price is a training mission, invitations to events and trips, test flight attendance, the Solar Eclipse Australia festival, as well as a three-night stay at a first-class luxury hotel in Curacao. Finally, when all seats are filled, SXC will organize a great event including a big raffle, which will determine which Founder Astronaut will be our very first passenger to travel into space.
If you fail to book your seat for Founder Astronaut Program, you can be part of Future Astronaut Program for the same price of $100,000, but in two installments. When all founder astronauts have been into space, future astronauts will follow.
For this once in lifetime experience, passengers will board the sustainable and piloted, XCOR Lynx Spaceship, which carries only two people; the pilot-astronaut and passanger, who will be in the midst of all communications, watching every move of the pilot. The flight will last four or five minutes, over various spots on the planet, wherein the Lynx will flip upside down to give you a full view of our lovely rock.
According to SXC, the commercial flights beginning no later than 2014.
Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) was established in 2008 by two Royal Netherlands Air Force Pilots: Major Harry van Hulten, a US Edwards AFB trained test pilot and Ben Droste, Lieutenant General (ret.) and former Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. SXC is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and on the Island of Curacao in the Caribbean. Curacao was chosen because the environment is eminently suited for space flights and the life changing experience of seeing Planet Earth from high above. The company is led by CEO Michiel Mol who has a strong international track record in IT, Formula 1, and Marketing among other pursuits.