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Space Adventures Participates in Leisure Invest Middle East Conference

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:43 am
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Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, participated in the Leisure Invest Middle East conference held in Dubai. Michael Lyon, Space Adventures’ representative, presented an overview of the company’s global spaceport development project.

“Space Adventures’ commitment to developing commercial spaceports in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore will enable people from all over the world to travel to space. With clearance to operate suborbital spaceflights in UAE air space, the support of local authorities and with a fleet of vehicles under development, we are confident that Space Adventures will soon make commercial suborbital spaceflight a reality,” said Mr. Lyon.

Space Adventures, the only company to have successfully launched private explorers to space, is headquartered in Vienna, Va. with offices in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Moscow and Tokyo. It offers a variety of programs such as the availability today for orbital spaceflight missions to the International Space Station, commercial missions around the moon, Zero-Gravity and jet flights, cosmonaut training, spaceflight qualification programs and reservations on future suborbital spacecrafts. The company’s advisory board includes Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, Shuttle astronauts Sam Durrance, Robert Gibson, Tom Jones, Byron Lichtenberg, Norm Thagard, Kathy Thornton, Pierre Thuot, Charles Walker, Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachev.

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