Space Agency- Ticket To Space Travel

Space, the final frontier, but made accessible to everyone thanks to Virgin Galactic. Bookings for some of the first sub-orbital flights are already available from one of Virgin Galactic’s accredited Space Agency, for those wanting an experience of a lifetime. While there are health checks made prior to launch Virgin Galactic believes that almost everyone will be able to enjoy sub-orbital flight. Training is provide beforehand to better prepare you for the real deal, with many of the conditions and sensations of space flight being easily simulated.

Spencer Travel was one of the first travel agencies in the world to be appointed as a Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Travel Agency in 2006 and have had the privilege of attending all major Virgin Galactic events; they were also the first to sell a full paid ticket into space by an accredited Space Agent worldwide. Tina Kileen, Louise Brown and Nicole Blake our accredited Space Agents have undergone extensive training on the Virgin Galactic product and experience and both Tina and Louise have completed their sub-orbital space flight training with NASTAR in 2008.

Space Flights: An Out Of This World Experience

As the cost of travelling into space reduces and more commercial space flight companies are founded, the dream of travelling into space is becoming a reality for some. So what’s involved with commercial space travel, and how can you get yourself a ticket?

If you’ve got a spare $250,000 lying around, you can get yourself a ticket into space from one of a number of commercial Space Flight companies that have been set up in recent years. While the cost of getting to space is significantly cheaper than it once was, it’s still a costly holiday that means most of the 600 or so people who have bought tickets are celebrities and big business owners.

The cost of the trip is not the only thing that might put you off purchasing a ticket – there’s also the rigorous training program you must complete before your Space Flight. This includes months and months of intense physical, practical and safety training in order to prepare your body and mind for the space environment.

During physical training, your body is prepared for the space environment by being placed in a device that simulates the g-forces of a space launch. The practical training teaches you about living day to day in space (e.g. going to the toilet, what you’ll be eating, how to drink etc), and the safety training covers all the essential information you need to be prepared for emergency situations.

While training is pretty intense, it is done over a long period – about 9 months – so that space travelers can go about their normal lives while preparing for their Future Space Travel. The training involves a mix of on and off-site activities, and medical clearance is required.

If you’ve got the money and think you’re up for the mental and physical challenge, a trip into space would be the holiday of a lifetime!

Olivia Brown is a highly respected travel writer who is also working her way towards obtaining her certification as a space agent. She is now making her way towards her goal of working for a Space Agency in Australia, in the hope that she will someday be able to venture into outer space as well. Olivia regularly liaises with trusted space agencies to gather credible information about Space Travel. Her exciting globetrotting adventures are chronicled in various travel publications throughout Australia.

Space Travel: The Latest Celebrity Must Have

Celebrities are known for trying all the latest trends and enjoying extravagant holidays, but this tops the list: Hollywood’s A-list is now lining up for trips into space. As technology advances, we’re wondering: is this the next must-see destination for the average family too?

Not so long ago, the concept of anyone but a trained astronaut traveling into space seemed out of the question. To this day, Space Travel has only been experienced by a lucky few (530 people, to be exact). But that’s all about to change, as daring and innovative companies like SXC, Space Adventures, Blue Origin and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic offer anyone with a spare $250,000 the opportunity to literally travel out of this world.

Naturally, celebrities have jumped at the chance to experience Space Travel. Around 640 Space Tickets have been sold by Virgin Galactic alone, and Ashton Kutcher was Virgin Galactic 500th customer. That earned him a personal message from Sir Richard Branson himself. “He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) With us and to experience the magic of space for himself,” said Branson.

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking will fulfill his dream of Future Space Travel, and Justin Bibber and his manager have reserved their seats too. Virgin Galactic head of marketing, Ned Rock n roll, is Branson’s nephew and Kate Wins let’s husband. The coupled secured some of the first available Virgin tickets, and their soon-to-be-born first child together has also got a spot on the trip.

When commercial Space Travel was first envisioned, ticket prices were estimated to be millions of dollars. Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are other celebrities who have jumped at the chance to travel through space and, with the cost of tickets likely to decrease as technology improves, in the near future perhaps we’ll all be spending our family holidays in space.

Olivia Brown is a highly respected travel writer who is also working her way towards obtaining her certification as a space agent. She is now making her way towards her goal of working for a Space Agency in Australia, in the hope that she will someday be able to venture into outer space as well. Olivia regularly liaises with trusted space agencies to gather credible information about Space Travel. Her exciting globetrotting adventures are chronicled in various travel publications throughout Australia.

Commercial Space Travel is Now A Reality

Space is said to be the final frontier of humankind, and only a selected few have had the luxury of seeing the world from an intergalactic point of view.  Fortune has always favoured the brave, and icons like Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong are some of the boldest people who have ventured out of Earth’s atmosphere.

As of August 2013, only 530 people have been to outer space and that is approximately 3.9% of the entire human population! The first human spaceflight in 1961 showed us that even the most unimaginable and impossible goals can come true. Since then, many scientists and engineers have been working in collaboration to develop innovative aerospace technologies that push the boundaries of future Space Travel.

Many people have dreamt of going to space to experience the divine feeling of being on top of the world. Well, now that dream is about to become a reality!

Innovative companies like Virgin Galactic, SXC, Space Adventures and Blue Origin are in the final stages of launching suborbital spaceflights for tourism purposes. Virgin is possibly the forerunner of the space tourism race as the aviation giants announced that they will be ready to launch the world’s first commercial space line in 2014.  Space Tickets

Commercial spaceflights could possibly be the new ‘dream holiday’ for everyone as these suborbital travels are significantly cheaper than previous space tourism packages that cost $20 – 40 million dollars per trip.

Currently, suborbital Space Tickets range from $200,000 – $250,000, and tickets can be bought directly from Virgin or a certified space travel agency in Australia. It has been reported that almost 600 people have already signed up for the flight including celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Ashton Kutcher, Katy Perry, and Stephen Hawking.

Basically, anyone who can foot the $200,000 plus bill can easily get a space ticket to fly out of Earth’s atmosphere. Imagine the magical view that one can get from up above…the distances and proportions will gives us a new perspective about life on earth and its guaranteed to remind us about the true beauty of our world. As Sir Richard Branson says, “In the silent tranquillity of space, you will experience weightlessness and views of our beautiful planet that will change your perception of life.”

In fact, Australian based Space Agency, Spencer Travel, speculates that holidaymakers could possibly experience a whole different type of vacation by 2016, in a hotel orbiting 322 kilometres above earth. The accommodation, called Hotel in The Heavens, is being developed by Russian aerospace firm, Orbital Technologies, and it’s estimated to cost travellers about $1 million for five nights, including return space tickets.

Could this truly be new frontier of humankind? Perhaps one day spaceflights will be the most sought after holiday option, and in 50 years, space tickets could possibly be a common luxury that can be afforded by families. We can’t exactly predict how big commercial space travel is going to be, but one thing is for sure…this is only the beginning and it is going to get much bigger as civilisation progresses.