Space Adventures Crew Dragon mission
Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon in flight
Mission typeSpace tourism
Operator
Mission duration3 to 5 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeCrew Dragon
ManufacturerSpaceX
Launch mass12,519 kg (27,600 lb)
Landing mass9,616 kg (21,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date2021 or 2022
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
End of mission
Landing siteAtlantic Ocean
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
 

The Space Adventures Crew Dragon mission is a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceflight contracted by the American space tourism company Space Adventures scheduled for late 2021 to early 2022.[1]

Crew

Space Adventures is offering four seats for space tourists, with each seat estimated to cost US$55 million.[2]

Mission

The mission will launch between late-2021 and mid-2022 from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, and will be operated completely autonomously, with no trained astronaut on board.[2] The spacecraft will be inserted into a high elliptic orbit around Earth, over twice the height of the International Space Station (ISS) and higher than the current altitude record for an orbital crewed spacecraft, set by the Gemini 11 mission in 1966.[2] The crew will spend up to five days in orbit, before returning to Earth and splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Jeff Foust (18 February 2020). "Space Adventures to fly tourists on Crew Dragon mission". SpaceNews.
  2. ^ a b c "Space Adventures, SpaceX to launch private crew to Gemini heights | collectSPACE". collectspace.com. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. ^ Shelley, Tom (5 March 2020). "Private Mission Available on the SpaceX Crew Dragon". Space Adventures. Retrieved 23 April 2021.