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A travel company offers to eat a meal in space for $ 130,000 in a 6-hour trip

Written by Reham Abdullah

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 02:00 PM

A tourism company sells tickets for trips in a luxury air balloon, which is a pressurized capsule attached to a balloon that ascends to the stratosphere, where a sumptuous meal can be eaten on the edge of the sky. outer space. The company’s low-carbon luxury air balloon will accommodate Zephalto French, for up to six passengers, plus two pilots on the six-hour flight that takes off at the end of 2024, and the company described it as an experience of a lifetime..

The meal is served at an altitude of 80,000 feet

The meal is served at 80,000 feet while gazing into the stratosphere on Earth, reservations are on sale now, and the full trip will cost about $131,100..

The company said in a press release that guests were allowed to book a six-hour experience upon departure from France, and CNN reported that the luxury flight will reach maximum height in 90 minutes quickly and float above the ground in three hours, which is the equivalent of eating several meals.

NASA teams up with SpaceX and Axiom to launch a private astronaut mission

On the other hand, it did NASA agency SpaceX and Houston’s Axiom Space are conducting a flight readiness review (FRR) for the Ax-2 mission, which is scheduled to launch four people toward the International Space Station on Sunday afternoon (May 21).

said Ken Bowersox, associate director of the District NASA space operationsduring a press conference after FRR: “At the end of that review, the full team did a ‘go’ poll,” according to Space.

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If all goes according to plan, the Ax-2 will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon rocket Sunday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the Ax-2 astronauts will board the SpaceX Dragon capsule to the orbiting laboratory, arriving there around 9:30 a.m. ET. EASTERN (1330 GMT) on Monday (May 21).

Team members said the mission will spend eight days docking with the International Space Station, a slight change from the previous plan, which called for a 10-day stay on the International Space Station.

“If Ax-2 can’t lift off on Sunday, it has another chance on Monday (May 22),” said Joel Montalbano, NASA’s International Space Station Program Manager. “However, if the mission misses this backup opportunity, it will have to wait a while.” To get into space: NASA and SpaceX will then move toward preparing for the launch of CRS-28, SpaceX’s 28th robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station, which is scheduled to launch from KSC on June 3.

Those other flights include crewed flights to the International Space Station such as Boeing’s Crew Test (currently targeted for July 21) and the SpaceX Crew 7 mission, as well as “other missions that use pad facilities at Kennedy Space Center,” Montalbano said.

As its name suggests, Ax-2 will be the second manned flight to the International Space Station operated by Axiom Space using SpaceX hardware. The first, Ax-1, sent four people to the orbiting lab for more than two weeks in April 2022.

The Ax-2 is pioneering in its own way, too. Two of the mission’s crew members, Rayana Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni, will become the first Saudis to visit the International Space Station, and Barnawi will be the first Saudi woman ever to reach space.

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Other crewmates are investors and payers to agent John Shoffner and former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who now works for Axiom and will take command of the mission. Whitson has spent a total of 665 days away from Earth — more than any American and any other woman.

NASA currently requires that all private astronaut flights to the International Space Station be piloted by a former spaceflight agency. The Ax-1 commander was piloted by Michael Lopez-Alegria, who made four spaceflights while working for NASA.