As an Accredited Space Agent we know Virgin Galactic Space Flights promise to be the most intense and wonderful travel experience yet. Feel the thrill of launch, the majesty of weightlessness and the intensity of re-entry forces as you experience the most extreme adventure yet…SPACE!
This awe-inspiring journey starts from the moment your booking is made, with membership to possibly the world's most exclusive club offering privileged access with a high degree of involvement to all aspects of the project as it progresses.
Your daytime base for the three day Virgin Galactic Space Flight experience will be Spaceport America in New Mexico, the world’s first purpose built, commercial spaceport and Virgin Galactic’s worldwide headquarters where the space flights will be operated from. On arrival into New Mexico, you will be met by a member of the Virgin Galactic team and transferred to the Astronaut Hotel where you can relax in anticipation of the most thrilling days of your life.
Days one and two of your experience will consist of pre-flight preparation from meeting your flight team and fellow passengers, taking part in G force and flight training, to a launch simulation, zero gravity, re-entry and ‘personal communications console’ training followed by final medical checks and flight de-briefing.
Learning how to make the most of your time in zero gravity and tips on how to be comfortable with higher levels of G forces will form an important part of your preparation, as will basic emergency response training and activities that ensure you become familiar with the space flight environment and SS2 cabin so that you are mentally and physically prepared to savour every second of your space flight.
After two days of flight preparation you are raring to go. Following a special breakfast, you head off with your fellow astronauts to board SpaceShipTwo (SS2), already fuelled and secured to WhiteKnightTwo (WK2), and prepare for take-off. Once take-off procedures have commenced WhiteKnightTwo will power up and take to the runway. The next 45 minutes will see WhiteKnightTwo climb to 50,000 feet while you are free to walk around and enjoy the breathtaking views as the aircraft ascends.
Then, countdown to release with a brief moment of quiet before a wave of unimaginable but controlled power surges through the craft. You are instantly pinned back into your seat by G forces, overwhelmed but enthralled by the howl of the rocket motor and the eye-watering acceleration which has you travelling in a matter of seconds, at almost 3,000mph, nearly four times the speed of sound.
Breaking through the atmosphere’s edges, you see the sky turning from cobalt blue to black while you experience the most thrilling journey of your life. Then, silence. The rocket motor has been switched off and the sheer quiet of space is truly awe-inspiring. You realise that the gravity which has dominated every movement since the day you were born is just not there anymore and using your training, you make a graceful weightless mid-space somersault towards one of the large windows and take in a view seen in countless images and movies. The blue map, curving into the black distance is familiar, but in reality so much more beautiful and provoking emotions that are strong but hard to define. What you are looking at is the source of everything it means to be human.
Then you’re back in your seat and gravity is starting to return. The deceleration produces strong G forces, but your seat is reclined to ease the intensity. You feel the feathered wings of the spacecraft producing a powerful drag as the thickness of the atmosphere increases, then, the G forces quickly ease off and you hear the pilot announce the start of the 45 minute glide home. After landing you attend a flight de-briefing and Splash-down party where you are awarded your astronaut wings, instinctively knowing that life will never quite be the same again.