Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013

More than 200 tickets sold for space travel

Spaceship-modelWILLEMSTAD, AMSTERDAM – About 230 tickets of $ 100,000 each were now sold to travel to space from Curacao space, according to a NOS report. The first flight from Curacao will be carried out in 2016 by Space Expedition Corporation with the Lynx. The commercial space flight is becoming a reality.

The rocket plane goes up four times a day into space. In an interview with NOS, Air Force test pilot Harry van Hulten explains that the goal is that they come in an orbit. “If you circle around the earth, you can be, within a half hour, anywhere in the world. Then you can have lunch in Australia and back home in time for dinner.”

Worrisome is the paperwork needed to open a “spaceport” on a Caribbean island. The Parliament of Curaçao must still approve new legislation and the Americans should grant an export license for the Lynx. Van Hulten: “There are still some uncertainties. Until then, we can take off in California. When it's done, we'll fly as fast as possible from Curacao.”

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