Excalibur Almaz Wants to Sell $155 Million Moon Travel Tickets
"Suborbital flight experience will serve as an integral preparatory step for the safety, education and enjoyment of our customers traveling on crew expedition missions," said Art Dula, Excalibur Almaz Founder and Chairman. "The XCOR flights will enhance the overall spaceflight experience of our program and will help ensure that our passengers are both mission and medically qualified to fly in space."
Excalibur Almaz plans to take wealthy tourists to the moon using a high performance winged piloted launch vehicle called Lynx, which the company claims can be tailored "to the needs of the participant, scientist, and/or orbital astronaut trainee, and then flying those missions up to four times per day for a price that is less than one sixth the main competitor."
The first Lynx flight will take place later this year or in early 2013, with plans to expand to several missions per day by 2015.