RocketBreaks have handpicked a selection of private earth-based spaceflight experiences to suit all budgets and specifications. From tailor made parties where you can meet an Astronaut or sample space food to being a VIP at a rocket launch in Florida, we are able to offer you a ground-based experience that is out of this world. Here is a selection of our favourite Earth Based Experiences.
Earth Based Experiences
RocketBreaks can arrange for you to sample the same training as the professional and private astronauts. From learning how to fly the Soyuz spacecraft to sampling the training required to complete a spacewalk, we have programs for all interests and all budgets.
Training programs are hosted throughout the world and we can find the nearest space center to you.
SOYUZ SPACECRAFT TRAINING
The Soyuz spacecraft is the longest serving and most reliable spacecraft ever developed, having successfully completed over 100 manned launches. In this training program you will use the Soyuz spacecraft simulator and learn to fly this three-person spacecraft – from launch to touchdown you will be in control!
GROUND BASED SPACEWALK
As with the Neutral Buoyancy Spacewalk training, you will learn the operation of the Orlan space suit, and then put one on, but in this case you will be suspended by ropes as you simulate moving around the outside of the International Space Station.
SOKOL SPACE SUIT TRAINING
The Sokol space suit is used by all astronauts and cosmonauts who travel on the Soyuz spacecraft. This pressurized suit provides protection to the crew members in the event of de-pressurization of the spacecraft. In this training program you will learn how to put on, pressurize and take off the space suit. You’ll not only feel like an astronaut – you’ll look like one too!
NEUTRAL BUOYANCY TRAINING
The best place to re-create what it’s like to move around in space is underwater. You will learn how to operate an Orlan space suit, the same suit used by cosmonauts on spacewalks outside the International Space Station. Then you will enter the “hydrolab” and complete a full simulation of a trip outside the full-scale mock-up of the International Space Station on your very own spacewalk.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION SIMULATOR
The International Space Station (ISS) is mankind’s largest orbital outpost and has been the destination for all private spaceflight clients. In orbit 250 miles above the Earth, the ISS has a permanent crew of six professional astronauts. It is over 1,000,000 lbs, is 100m by 50m, and has a habitable volume equivalent to a Boeing 777. In this training program you will learn the layout and basic operations of the ISS.
The centrifuge can re-create the exact G force loads experienced by the astronauts during their spaceflight. In this simulation of launch and re-entry on board the Soyuz spacecraft you will experience up to 4 G’s, and so know what it feels like to launch on a Soyuz-FG rocket bound for Earth orbit and the International Space Station.
IT’S ROCKET SCIENCE!
A Day in the Lab Space laboratories around the world are where the magic happens. Spend a day as a VIP at a space lab, where you’ll meet the scientists who design and build our rockets and satellites, see the technology first-hand, and discover what it takes to step beyond our world.
MEET AN ASTRONAUT
It takes a special kind of person to travel beyond our atmosphere. How does it feel to blast off from Earth? What’s it like to live for months in zero gravity? How does space travel change your perceptions of our world? Meet someone who’s been there and ask them for yourself.
Treat your favourite earthling to a party that’s out of this world.
- Experience space through virtual reality and augmented reality.
- Eat like an astronaut
- Try on replica Tim Peake spacesuits and enjoy space themed party games.
Customise this experience with a personal appearance from a real astronaut, handle pieces of actual moon rock and impress your guests of all ages.
WITNESS A ROCKET LAUNCH
Imagine a sound so powerful that you feel it reverberating throughout your entire body as you stand in the midst of the sparsely inhabited plains of Central Asia. This is the sound of a high-performance rocket carrying its crew of three space explorers into orbit, and the moment will stay with you forever.
Whether you are contemplating your own flight to space, or simply looking for a hard to find experience, this is a great opportunity to learn about spaceflight programs by watching the preparations for launch first-hand.
Travel to the launch site aboard a RocketBreaks chartered jet.
See the rocket on the launch stand from a distance of less than 100m.
Witness the final ceremonies before the launch — traditions that date back to the first space explorers – including the official report of the crew.
Watch the launch from the VIP viewing stand, less than 1 mile from the launch pad
- Luxury transfers to/from airport
- Five-star hotel accommodation
- customs and immigration processing.
- Private chartered flight to/from launch site
- Launch security clearance processing
- Transfers and guided tours
From Earth based space parties with a real astronaut…
…to a full 10 day visit to the International Space Station, we can arrange the most amazing memorable experience of your life. Speak to us today to find out more about how to start your space journey.