Fly Into Space. Become a Pioneer Astronaut

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Fly Into Space. Become a Pioneer Astronaut

£102,500.00

DO YOU WANT TO BE AN OFFICIAL ASTRONAUT? WELL, NOW YOU CAN!

 

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DO YOU WANT TO BE AN OFFICIAL ASTRONAUT? WELL, NOW YOU CAN!

 

Do you have the Right Stuff to go where very few have been before? Be one of the first Space Explorers and join the history books!

 

Fly into space in the XCOR Lynx Mark II Spacecraft. Just you and the pilot and experience the Earth as only the rare few have seen it!

 

Only one person from Britain has ever been into space, you could be next!

 

Be one of the first to see the blue marble that is Earth floating in a bed of stars and make history!

 

Become an official astronaut and experience real astronaut training, both on the Desdemona Simulator and in an L-39 Albatross Fighter Jet, before embarking on the XCOR Lynx Spacecraft!

 

You will go above the Kármán line, which lies at an altitude of 100 kilometres (62 mi) above the Earth, and commonly represents the boundary between the Earth and outer space. This definition is accepted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which is an international standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics.

 

Launch from the Mojave desert or from the Island of Curaçao in style.

 

Some of the records you will experience:

 

-0-60 MPH in 0.8 seconds

 

-Break the sound barrier

 

-MACH 3, The speed of the Mythical Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

 

-Weightlessness for 6 minutes.

 

-Complete silence. Non-existent on earth. One of the most impressive characteristics of deep space, according to many astronauts.

 

-See the Earth from Space. Beautiful and vulnerable. It changed the life of each and every astronaut.

 

-Become an Astronaut for life.

 

This is a taster of the experience

 

Pre-launch protocol.

 

Unlike all other previously developed spacecrafts, including the Space Shuttle, XCOR's Lynx Mark II spacecraft is equipped with an independent take-off and landing system. The ship’s four revolutionary rocket engines can be shut down and restarted in-flight at any time. There are no disposable carrier rockets, carriers or landings at sea. The Lynx Mark II simply departs from the runway at Curacao Spaceport, and glides back to a runway landing after the flight. You will find yourself sitting next to the pilot, going over the take-off checklist. The four engines start. Your space travel has begun.

 

T +58 seconds: breaking the sound barrier You will experience the powerful thrust that is so familiar to jet pilots and Formula 1 drivers. Before you know it, the Lynx Mark II is accelerating at an incredibly fast rate. The landscape on both sides of the runway turns into a blurry green-blue. Then you ascend. Fast and steep. As you speed toward the sky, the large transparent canopy offers you a spectacular view. Within one minute, you will break the sound barrier and step into the footsteps of Chuck Yeager, the man who first accomplished this feat, in 1947.

 

T +180 seconds: faster than a bullet The take-off is an extremely rare experience. You feel the enormous acceleration caused by the four powerful rocket engines. Soon you reach Mach 2.9. Something even F16 pilots hardly ever achieve.

 

Engine cut-off: Earth as only 500 people have seen her At an altitude of nearly 60 km, the pilot switches off the engines. The parabolic flight begins. The crew experiences weightlessness for several minutes. The Lynx Mark II reaches apogee at 103 km. The official frontier of space begins at 100 km. A place where the sky is completely black, despite the sunshine. From here, the Earth’s curvature is clearly visible from the cockpit. 

 

Gliding back on the wings of an angel. After five to six minutes in space, the Lynx Mark II will begin descending back to Earth. It will then rapidly pick up speed. In order to reduce its speed, the Lynx Mark II will do a pullout manoeuvre. During this manoeuvre, you will experience 4G for 20 to 25 seconds. From then on, you will glide back to Curacao or Mojave while enjoying the view. After a gliding flight of about 40 minutes, often referred to as floating “on the wings of an angel,” the Lynx Mark II will land on the runway at Spaceport Curaçao or Spaceport Mojave. The entire flight will take almost an hour. This is quite simply the experience of a lifetime.

 

When anyone asks what you did at the weekend, you will have a hell of a story.

 

Please contact us to confirm your place or for more information.