Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS

Space Adventures


Privatizing space exploration

An American space tourism company

They offer zero gravity flights, orbital space flight and the option to participate in a space walk


Space Adventures was founded by Eric C. Anderson who is the president and CEO
Eric was born in 1974,  and was raised in Littleton, Colorado
He attended Columbine High School and graduated in 1992
Early in high school,  Anderson intended to join the Air Force as a pilot, with the goal of eventually becoming an astronaut
However, he was unable to pass the physical examinations
Anderson decided to attend the University of Virginia and major in aerospace engineering and computer science
In 1996, he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering and computer science, and first in his class in the university's engineering school
In 1998 with several other entrepreneurs from the aerospaceadventure travel and entertainment industries, Space Adventure was born
The company is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia with an office in Moscow
First space tourist
Since 2001, Space Adventures has launched seven clients on eight successful missions to the International Space Station 
Space Adventure Inc. sent American businessman Dennis Tito for a reported $20 million payment, making him the first space tourist.

Charles Simonyi, became the fifth space explorer who launched to space twice

Mark Shuttleworth

Gregory Olsen

Anousheh Ansari

Richard Garriott

Guy Laliberté


Japanese businessman Daisuke Enomoto sued Space Adventures as his trip was canceled due to medical reasons after he paid $21,000,000 and no refund was given.

Space Adventures has curated a suite of private spaceflight experiences to suit all interest levels and budgets
Some will carry you off this planet to visit mankind’s only outpost in space – the International Space Station – or as far as the Moon and back

Space flight is achieved with the flight-proven Russian Soyuz rocket system


Space Flight Training

Held in Star City just outside of Moscow

Train in the same facilities used by the cosmonauts to fly the Soyuz system

All space adventure clients receive the best training available from the men and women who use the system everyday


Space Walk

Space Adventures has arranged all eight of the flights to space completed by private citizens to date

All of the clients have flown to the International Space Station on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and have lived and worked alongside professional astronauts for 10 days or more

If you choose to fly to space on the Russian Soyuz TMA spacecraft, you have the opportunity to extend your stay on the ISS and conduct a spacewalk, accompanied by a professional cosmonaut


Launch Tours

Whether you are contemplating your own flight to space, or simply looking for a hard to find experience, this is a great opportunity to learn about the Russian manned spaceflight program by watching the preparations for launch first-hand


Zero Gravity Flight

The ZERO-G Experience® is an amazing opportunity to experience true weightlessness

ZERO-G’s modified Boeing 727-200, G-FORCE ONE®, performs parabolic arcs to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space

For more information about these partners of the space adventure team visit

Only 5,400$ Per Person!!!


Future Lunar Mission

Using flight-proven Russian space vehicles they will fly two private citizens and one professional cosmonaut on a free return trajectory around the far side of the Moon

They will come to within a few hundred kilometers of the Moon’s surface

If you chose to join this Circumlunar mission you will see the illuminated far side of the Moon, and then witness the amazing sight of the Earth rising above the surface of the Moon

Pricing was announced at US$100 millionper seat, as of 2007



Space Adventures wants as many people as possible to experience what it is like to live in space, to circle the Earth, or travel beyond Earth orbit

In the next ten years, their clients will have a choice as to what vehicle to fly to space on, and will be able to choose from multiple different destinations

By providing newly available space experiences and improving existing ones, Space Adventures will continue to lead the private spaceflight industry that it began in 2001 with the flight of the world’s first space tourist, their client Dennis Tito.

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