You’re probably aware that space tourism is just around the corner with Virgin Galactic. It’s difficult to imagine what the experience may be like and what the standard norms are for packing your bags and hopping on board for a journey out of this world, literally.
From take-off to landing, the flight duration is between 90 and 105 minutes. Passengers will experience approximately 4 minutes of complete weightlessness.
As weight regulations are of the strictest concern, travelers are going to have to be very careful about what they take on board. The complete set of regulations haven’t yet been finalised, however many gadgets and objects will be prohibited for safety reasons.
For most of the flight electronics will be working. iPods and iPhones have been given the okay. After all, there’d be nothing like your favourite track and a Facebook check-in from outer space. Due to weight and size restrictions, laptops wont be allowed on board. But really, who’s complaining?
As the Virgin spaceships are pressurized, there wont be any need for pressure suits. The company is designing flight suits, which will be provided for passengers. Trendy ones, so we’ve heard.
Bringing a pair of clean socks on board is encouraged, as passengers will be prohibited from wearing their shoes. This is for safety reasons, as there’s a decent chance your foot may greet someone’s head.
Passengers have little more than hairstyles and lipstick to work with to perfect their look, as they will on camera for the duration of the trip.
Want to get on board?
World Travel Professionals were personally selected to become an ASA (Accredited Space Agency). Tickets for this ‘out of this world’ experience are $200,000 with deposits starting at $20,000. For more information, you can contact our National Sales Director Greg Wilken.
Email: Greg Wilken
Phone: 1800 067 819