Tour on Space

December 3rd, 2008 – 3:38 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi 

A first space tour is to be adventured by a Danish, the ride aboard a privately funded, two-seat rocket ship designed by a California rocket maker to fly about 60 km above Earth.

Mr Per Wimmer is an investment banker based in London, will be the first passenger aboard Lynx, a space tourism vehicle designed to take off and land like an airplane said by Xcor Aerospace. Mr. Per Wimmer is also an investor in the Mojave, California-based company.

Mr Wimmer hopes his flight will come in 2011, after a series of test flights. Officials said tickets are selling for US$95,000 each and reservations have been made for 20 flights.

Xcor’s main competitor is building SpaceShipTwo, an eight-seat craft that will take passengers some 100km above Earth for US$200,000 each.