The Opportunity For Worldwide Individual Country Space Flight Recognition Is Coming
Mitchell J Schultz
The dawn of civilian space flight is swiftly approaching when space pioneers from around the globe will begin their quest for adventure and take off to the edge of space. Recognition will be given those space travelers from each country giving this opportunity to get on the list especially those from smaller and less well known countries.
This is one of the greatest opportunities for individuals from smaller countries to gain great recognition if they have the foresight, desire, and can afford the cost of space travel. Currently costs range from $95,000 to about $200,000 for a suborbital space flight and only a few companies can virtually assure safety and the thrill of this future experience.
Can you imagine if you were from Romania, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Gibralter, Iran,St Barts, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand or almost any of the less participating countries in space flight. Once flights begin, most probably in early 2012, your opportunity to be recognized by early press coverage as one of the earliest space flight pioneers from your native country should gain you instant notoriety and establish your place in civilian space flight history.
This is a one time only chance to register as a space participant so that your name may ultimately appear as one of the earliest space pioneers and you could even be listed as a member of the civilian space flight history hall of fame should this come about and you wish to receive this recognition. Besides money, it takes courage, guts and the spirit of great adventure to register now. AS of late 2010 more than 400 adventurrers have registered.
There is still some question on which vehicle will begin to fly private passengers first. This will become more apparent as the summer of 2011 comes to a close as tests will provide unquestionable proof of concept for several space companies vying for dominance with safety always ahead of any schedules. Some adventurers, like Per Wimmer of Denmark, have registered with the two most dominant groups (Virgin Galactic and XCOR) to confirm, not only to have the opportunity to enjoy the different programs, but also to assure himself of being first whichever group begins their flights first.
Over the last few decades NASA has given recognition to those Astronauts with origins from different countries being the first space participants as well as other private pioneers, such as Anousheh Ansari from Iran, Charles Simonyi from Hungarian decent, Richard Garriott of British origin and South African, Mark Shuttleworth all of whom traveled to the international space station on the Russian Soyev space vehicle as part of the earliest private space explorers. The costs have ranged from $20mm to $35 Million dollars each.
To do more research on space tourism and finding out about the leading groups that will soon be flying private passengers to the edge of space please Google Wikipedia to obtain a detailed list and further information.