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People who dream of one day to fly in space , can start saving money. Company Waypoint 2 Space, commercially engaged preflight preparation space tourists, received approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct similar training programs, which will begin later this year. From the words of the company’s representatives, Waypoint Space 2 is the only U.S. organization that will offer a “full course of preflight training to fly on suborbital and orbital altitude.”
FFA approval allows the company to begin offering its training programs to ordinary citizens. Own training program will be held at Space Center Lyndon B. Johnson’s preparation for future space tourists will take the upscale NASA astronauts and Air Force pilots. Students will have to undergo three training courses: Fundamentals spaceflight, suborbital and orbital training workout.
The training program for the basics of space flight will start from April 2014. Complete training for those wishing to cost 45 thousand dollars. This training program is divided into 12 courses and runs for a week. The main themes are learning the principles and laws of gravity and overload, microgravity, the essence of the control center, working in a spacesuit and management crew spacecraft.
Suborbital training program participants will spend three days in a suborbital environment, getting used to the feeling of being in an environment where their bodies will act laws of weightlessness that future astronauts will be expected also during this full space flight.
The latest stage of training is the training program orbital, which is broken down into 8-12 week course and includes a 10-day (or more) the presence on board the orbital spacecraft. The essence of the program is to prepare young people for being in the orbital environment, as well as preparation for a variety of emergency situations through simulation spatial disorientation, emergency depressurization procedures, equipment failure and so on.
“Obtaining a license – it is a very important step not only for us but also for all future space travel industry” – says Kevin Heath, CEO of Waypoint 2 Space.
“Accreditation is a very serious FAA verification and complete safety of all spacecraft launch pads and the quality of training programs. Passing it, we took another big step towards the development of this industry. ”
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