Published On: Wed, Apr 10th, 2013

Space Flights seem to be uncertain

cw sxc space expedition corporationWILLEMSTAD – Michiel Mol, CEO of Space Expedition Corporation, is unsure whether Hato Airport will be available for space tourism flights. This was reported by the ANP news agency. The current policymakers in Curaçao are afraid that the project is too costly, level of noise too high and bad for the environment.

The intention is that this year the first test flights will be carried out with the spaceship Space Expedition Corporation, which is currently being built. If everything works properly, the first commercial flight will start at the end of 2014.

The spacecraft can depart and land from 'ordinary' airports, but there is a special need for legislation. "Because commercial space is so new, that there are almost no rules," says Mol. Space Expedition Corporation already has permission for Mojave, near Los Angeles, to be used for space flights. Besides Mojave, the initiators also wants to use the airport Hato.

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