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13 Jul 2012
Isle of Man firm announces plans for space passenger travel
Excalibur Almaz, the Isle of Man, UK-based commercial space transportation company, has announced plans to offer space passenger travel services - starting as early as 2015.
According to media reports, the firm told a space tourism meeting in London that it will cost £100m per person to embark on journeys orbiting the moon among others.
Excalibur Almaz already owns a number of flight-tested Reusable Re-entry Vehicles (RRVs) and two Salyut-class spacecraft, which will be used to operate the services.
According to the company, its "addressable markets" include human transportation such as crew and tourism, as well as chartered space exploration.
A spokesperson for the firm said: "Our goal is the affordable and reliable transportation of humans and cargo to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), libration point, the moon and beyond."