Russia is developing a "space yacht" that can take off from ordinary airfields such as an airplane to send tourists into near-Earth orbit, said a senior designer at NPO Aviation and Space Technologies opposite Sputnik. News agency.
Several private companies are working with the support of the National Technology Initiative's (NTI) AeroNet and SpaceNet working groups on the unmanned spacecraft Selena Space Yacht, designer Alexander Begak said in an interview. 19659002] "We have the ability to land at any airport, the plane lands like an airplane … Now we calculate the optimal time for space flight, a comfortable flight route, because experience shows that people are not in a state You must be zero gravity for up to 10 minutes, "Begak said, adding that the development of the spacecraft began two years ago.
Three "Space Yachts" are produced with six passenger seats and one pilot seat each. Although the ship will not be occupied, the pilot will be present in favor of the passengers, Begak said.
The cost of the flight will be approximately $ 200,000 to $ 300,000 per person.
flights could start in five years.