A new center catering to adventure travelers and would-be space tourists opened its doorsÂ at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Â Florida.
Aurora Aerospace began operating on May 1 as a “Space Camp on steroids,” offering customized programs that include flight training, high altitude jet rides, spacecraft simulations, academic training and more, said CEO Howard Chipman.
A pilot and medical doctor, Chipman says he can conduct medical certifications for people to fly into space. â€œMost people can fly. Most people can do a suborbital flight,â€ he said.
The center has had several customers go through training since opening its doors, Chipman said. Costs range from $2,500 to 8,000 depending upon the training package.
Read more about it on the company’s website.