The race to space is live: Space Perspective offers travelers private luxury space capsule

The race to space is live: Space Perspective offers travelers private luxury space capsule

It’s a big weekend for space travel and tourism. The race to space is live with Richard Branson’s upcoming trip. But there’s another spaceflight experience pushing the boundaries and venturing into space tourism with an alternative approach -- offering travelers the opportunity to enjoy their own private luxury space capsule with family and friends.

Virgin Galactic and SpaceX may be offering travelers rocket-fueled thrill rides, but Space Perspective, the world’s first luxury spaceflight experience company, is the front-runner in offering consumers the experience of an intimate, gentle trip to space – and it’s as accessible and comfortable as stepping on an airplane. Up to 8 guests can enjoy Space Perspective’s private capsule, offering a once-in-a-lifetime memorable opportunity to celebrate special occasions such as important personal milestones, and even intimate weddings and corporate and executive retreats that can be streamed and shared to friends, family, and colleagues back on Earth in real-time.

Travelers will enjoy a six-hour journey onboard Spaceship Neptune, a capsule that is propelled at a leisurely 12 mph by a high-performance, state-of-the-art space balloon the size of a football field. Once the capsule reaches the gliding altitude of 100,000 feet, it will float there for two hours so travelers can soak in, capture and share live the mind-blowing 360-degree views of planet Earth (up to 450 miles in every direction). No advance training, special clothing or equipment is required, and since the capsule is pressurized, travelers can recline in their seats, walk around and get a drink and some food.

Space Perspective recently announced that reservations are now available for its series of six-hour, history-making flights to space. Since its ticket announcement on June 23, 2021, the company sold out of its launch Q4 2024 trips and is currently accepting reservations for 2025 and beyond with tickets priced at $125,000 each.

Founders and Co-CEOs of Space Perspective Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum are on a mission to make the transformational journey to space safer and more inclusive, and are taking their perspective global. The company is currently developing end-to-end bespoke experiences and packages for special events, which will be unveiled at a later date.