Published On: Fri, Mar 9th, 2018

Russian Spaceship for Tourists to Debut in 2025

A private Russian company is designing a reusable rocket ship to jet tourists into outer space — but the ride will not be cheap.

The rocket will catapult six tourists and one instructor into the cosmos for a 14-minute flight at an approximate cost of $ 250,000 per person, the Russian news agency Tass reports.

The flight will reach an altitude of 111 to 136 miles and spend about five and a half minutes in zero gravity.

The spaceship would consist of an 88-ton missile and a 7.7 ton craft.

“The first flight of the prototype is due in 2023, and the first tourist flight is expected in 2025,” Pavel Pushkin, director of Russian company CosmoCourse, told Tass.

Pushkin added said the program, from the launch of the project down to the first tourist mission could cost from $ 150 to 200 million.

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Russian Spaceship for Tourists to Debut in 2025