Space Tourist Math

Five Years and $120 Million Later, Space Adventures Continues to Drive the Industry

"Space Adventures' efforts in offering commercial seats to the public have resulted in $120 million (USD) worth of orbital spaceflight sales."

Editor's note: Let's see: Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, and Greg Olsen have already flown. Daisuke Enomoto and Charles Simonyi are planning to fly. That's a total of 5 Soyuz rides. If Space Adventures has only signed up these 5 space tourists then that puts each ride at $24 million - a lot more than the $13-20 million range quoted for Tito, and the figures closer to $20 million quoted for Shuttleworth and Olsen. Or has Space Adventures sold another seat that we don't know about? If so, at a total of 6 flights sold, this would make the average cost $20 million per flight.

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