Chinese company KuangChi Science plans to create competition for US companies specializing in space tourism. So he will invest $ 1.5 billion in a project that will allow tourists to take a trip to the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Space tourism is still in its infancy, but most of the companies that make such projects are American consortia such as Vigin Galactic, XCOR, Blue ORgin and World View. China, which has recently invested enormous money in space missions, does not intend to leave the entire business in the hands of Americans and plan their own venture.
KuangChi Science is planning to invest $ 1.5 billion in a project to organize tours to the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. The airport will be set up in Hangzhou city in the eastern part of the country, and the idea is based on special balloons that will rise to about 24 km. This is not a true space, of course, since it starts at 100 km, but it will certainly be an unforgettable journey.
A trip of about three hours will take place on board the Traveler capsule. Its interior looks almost the same as the Shenzhou V capsule, which was used in the first Chinese space mission in 2003. Of course, it will be appropriately modified to provide passengers with maximum comfort at the luxury limo.