MS Voyager is the world's first floating spaceport that will launch the first travelers into the stratosphere as early as 2024! The yacht will become a water launch pad for the Neptune spacecraft.
Project Space Perspective
Space Perspective plans to launch the first-ever offshore floating spaceport for commercial space aviation in the near future. It will be called MS Voyager in honor of the Voyager series of vehicles. A full-fledged commissioning and launch of aircraft should occur as early as 2024!
Space Perspective is based on Cape Canaveral, well known to every space lover. The Neptune subspacecraft is already being tested there. This is the cockpit, which will rise into the upper atmosphere with the help of a special balloon. The cabin can accommodate several people and observe our planet for six hours!
Unlike Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, Space Perspective offers long-duration spaceflight for civilians. For competitors, it is more like “ten-minute walks along the edge of the atmosphere” followed by a quick descent. Here, customers will be able to fully enjoy the beauties of our native land.
Features of MS Voyager
MS Voyager is 89 meters long. By and large, MS Voyager is a versatile yacht. Naturally, the direct purpose of the boat is to launch aircraft. Space Perspective is going to use the yacht as a spaceport. Despite the fact that Space Perspective has its own airfield, the use of such a yacht will expand the geography of work and launches of aircraft.
Jane Poynter, co-founder and CEO of the company, says: “We have always imagined being able to see the most incredible natural phenomena from space, including the northern lights, the “Boot of Italy”, the vast scale of the Nile Delta and the deep blue seas around the Bahamas. Naval spaceports like MS Voyager will make this a reality.”
The company claims that MS Voyager will create ideal launch conditions. It is much easier to move a yacht to an area with calm weather than an airfield. A special program that will monitor the winds at sea will help in choosing the ideal conditions for launching spacecraft. This will allow for more frequent and safer launches.
MS Voyager was built by Edison Chouest Offshore. The yacht will be serviced by Guice Offshore. Very soon, before the first launches of spacecraft, the yacht will be converted to use biofuels. So the company can reduce its carbon footprint.
Space Perspective will use Fluid Watercraft's speedboats to lift the guests and the Neptune capsule. The boats will be stored and launched from the MS Voyager. The company claims to have already sold over 1,000 tickets. The cost of one is $125,000.
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