The Voyager Spacecraft Can Take Six Space Tourists At a Time

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 27, 2015
References: worldviewexperience & gizmag
The Voyager spacecraft is a commercial spacecraft being developed by commercial spaceflight company World View in collaboration with United Parachute Technologies and precision aerial delivery company MMIST. This spacecraft is designed to carry six space tourists at $75,000 per head plus flight crew on a six-hour journey, where one to two hours will be spent at a peak altitude of 30,000 meters.

While this altitude is not high enough to officially mark the edge of space, it is high enough to see the curvature of the Earth.

World View recently conducted a test with a scale model of the Voyager spacecraft, with more tests set to be conducted in the coming months.

The development of the Voyager spacecraft marks the start of what could be a spectacularly successful new industry in the coming years and decades -- that of space tourism.