Nowadays there is a competition among companies to go to space. Also it is causing quite a stir. While Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin has announced its plans, Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has already announced its plans for space tourism. But space travel is really expensive and out of reach for most people. However, a report has surfaced according to which there is a company that is looking to make it relatively affordable. This report states that Space Perspective has built an eight-seat pilot capsule. It has also been tested. The capsule, named Spaceship Neptune, is lifted skyward by a giant hydrogen-filled balloon. According to the report, the capsule that has been built has a refreshment bar, chairs to sit and windows all around. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. There is a screw in this that the spaceship Neptune can only rise 20 miles above the Earth. Where Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic will provide a zero-gravity experience that allows passengers to float around the capsule. On the other hand, Space Perspective doesn’t offer anything like that. It is offering long journey only. Space Perspective’s journey will last 6 hours, which takes 10 minutes from launch to landing, compared to Blue Origin. According to the report, passengers in the luxury capsule will take two hours to climb, then they can enjoy the views for two hours. After this, there will be facility to go back home for two hours. The spaceship Neptune ticket costs $ 1,25,000, or about Rs 92.5 lakh, while the Virgin Galactic ticket costs $ 4,50,000, or about Rs 3.3 crore. Let us tell you that the spaceship Neptune has started selling tickets. Their first flight will be in the year 2024. However, according to the company, the tickets for then are already sold out. But tickets are available for the 2025 journey. The capsule will launch from the Space Coast Spaceport in Florida.
[Attribution to NBT]