Two wealthy citizens will be the first to be taken on a private flight to the International Space Station with orbital spaceflight services company from Houston Axiom Space and SpaceX.

The couple will fly to the ISS alongside a former pilot and astronaut, for an abnormally high price. Real estate investor Larry Connor and Mavrik CEO Mark Pathy will be paying $55 million to leave Earth, which is astronomically expensive, compared to Virgin Galactic’s $250,000 ticket to enter space.

They will join former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and former fighter pilot Eytan Stibbe, and spend eight days on the ISS sometime in January next year. Connor and Pathy will be one of the first few to get to experience space tourism, and companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are expecting more to sign up for the ultra-expensive rides.

Posted by:Staff