Space Travel Russia

Russian Space Agency

Russian entrepreneurs are eyeing ways to enter the Space tourism sector for recreational, leisure or business purposes. A number of startup companies in Russia are hoping to create a Russian space tourism industry backed by the Russian State Space consortium who will use the Baikonur Cosmodrome as a base for Space tourism. In partnership with the Russian Space Agency, orbital space tourism opportunities could cost drastically less than other similar offerings. Already numerous Russian oligarchs are purported to be interested in the venture and the injection of capital could see the Russian Space Agency receiving much needed capital from private companies.

Russia was the first nation to offer such exclusive space tourism seats, when between 2001 and 2009 Space Adventures to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft were sold for between US $20–40 million. This makes a Russian enterprise a perfect match due to the international notoriety of these initial space flights .

Tourist flights are tentatively planned to resume in 2015, when tourist use 3 person Soyuz launches could be as much as 10 per year.

The Russians involved in these new ventures prefer not to use the term to “tourism”, but rather “personal spaceflight”.

As of 2014, multiple Russian companies are proposing sales of orbital and suborbital flights. We at Travelucion® are attempting to obtain extra details, prices and frequency of these Space Flights for Space tourism.