If you are envious of Banker Per Wimmer or Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google for their space adventures, then you needn’t be. Space Adventures, which brokered as many as brokered eight private flights to the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, is preparing another trip. This time they are tying up with Boeing to create the CST-100 capsule to pack off wealthy space tourists and non-NASA space lovers. The CST-100 will launch from Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rockets. The CST-100 launched from Boeing’s Delta 4, or the SpaceX Falcon 9 will carry NASA and European Space Agency astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
The seats not occupied by NASA will be sold to anyone who can afford it. While prices are not out yet, officials expect costs to be “competitive.” NASA reportedly pays the Russian space agency over $50 million a seat in a Soyuz flight, and the most recent private client for Space Adventures client is touted to shello out as much as $40 million.