SpaceX has opened reservations for flights to the Moon and Mars

    Interesting facts 2 May 2024 3067

    SpaceX has started accepting applications from everyone who wants to travel beyond their home planet. Space tourists are offered to visit near-Earth orbit and the International Space Station, and in the foreseeable future - on the Moon and Mars.

    The Dragon Capsule spacecraft will be used for flights to orbit and the ISS in conjunction with the Falcon 9 rocket, and missions to the Moon and Mars are planned using the Starship Starship, writes 4pda.

    The company informs that the tour to Earth orbit will last from three to six days (no more than 4 people). In turn, the visit to the ISS is designed for 10 days.

    There is no exact information about trips to the Moon and Mars yet, but the company says that in the first case, the trip for 12 passengers will last a week. There are no details about trips to the Red Planet yet.

    The ticket price has also not been announced, but NASA representatives said that they paid the company about $ 55 million for a seat on board the Dragon capsule for their astronauts. Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic offer more budget trips, but their flight profiles and spacecraft are very different from SpaceX's solutions.

    The first orbital flights are scheduled for the end of 2024, and tours to the ISS are scheduled for next year.