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As a kid, you may have stayed out late after dark just to stargaze into the sky. You may have also wondered what it would be like to go into space and explore different planets like an astronaut.  Well, the good news is now you can go into space and you don’t have to be an astronaut to do just that.

Space Perspective, a Florida-based private space firm, is selling the world’s first luxury spaceflight ticket for US$125,000 (RM530,250) per seat, with all 350 seats earmarked for the maiden journey in 2024 already sold out since ticket sales began last month. While all 350 spaceflight seats for 2024 have been sold out, tickets for 2025 are already on sale.

According to EdgeProp.my listings, for the price of one person’s ticket, one may buy a brand new double-storey terraced house in Seksyen 30, Shah Alam, with a land area spanning 20 ft by 65 ft and four bedrooms/four bathrooms.

The journey will take place in a capsule carried by a football stadium-sized space balloon that flies 100,000 feet above sea level, according to Space Perspective. Each capsule will carry up to eight people into the stratosphere for a six-hour journey.

Customers have already purchased entire capsules for group gatherings, and some even wish to hold their weddings there, according to the company. Other clients, meantime, are planning to celebrate a milestone birthday aboard a capsule or to take a corporate function “to new heights.”

Passengers in the capsule will be able to enjoy 360-degree views of the Earth while inside the capsule, which includes a bathroom, bar, and on-board Wi-Fi. How cool is that? 

 

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FLORIDA (July 21): Florida-based private space company Space Perspective is launching the world’s first luxury spaceflight ticket at US$125,000 (RM530,250) per seat, and all the first 350 seats which are reserved for the maiden flight scheduled in 2024 were sold out since the ticket sales were launched last month.

For the ticket price of one person, one could purchase a brand new double-storey terraced house in Seksyen 30, Shah Alam, with a land area measuring 20 ft by 65 ft and four bedrooms/four bathrooms, according to EdgeProp.my listings.

According to Space Perspective, the spaceflight will be conducted in a capsule carried by a football stadium-sized space balloon that floats 100,000ft above sea level. Each capsule will take up to eight guests into the stratosphere for a trip that will last six hours.

The firm also shared that there are customers who have already bought up entire capsules for group events and some even want to have their weddings there. Meanwhile, other customers plan to celebrate their milestone birthday aboard a capsule or take a corporate event “to new heights”.

While all 350 spaceflight seats in 2024 are sold out, tickets for 2025 are available for bookings now.

In the capsule, passengers will be able to feast their eyes on 360-degree views of Earth while inside the capsule, which comes complete with a bathroom, bar and on-board Wi-Fi.

Space Perspective is a private space company that’s planning for everything from zero-gravity flights on a normal plane to space flights that circle the moon. In June, the company’s test vehicle, Neptune One, was successfully launched from the Space Coast Spaceport, adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

 

Source: Edge Prop