19 June 2019

Russian firm starts first tests of technology for space tourism

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The Russian firm Kosmokurs, which is currently developing suborbital space tourism flights, has begun testing its rocket and space technology, the company's General Director, Pavel Pushkin told. reports citing Sputnik.

"We began a strength test of the engine wall samples, they were manufactured and sent to a laboratory", Pushkin said.

Kosmokurs received a license to carry out its space projects from the state corporation Roscosmos back in 2017. The company will offer tourists a 15-minute flight in groups of six people. The tourists will be able to stay in zero gravity for five to six minutes, moving freely inside a cabin.

According to Kosmokurs, a ticket for a space flight aboard Russia's first reusable suborbital commercial system will cost around $200,000-$250,000.

In March of this year, the company said that it planned to complete the construction of its own space centre in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region in 2023.

2019.05.05 / 13:36
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