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Off The Ground – Unique Experiences

Off The Ground – Unique Experiences

  • It’s not about where you go, but what you find when you get there
View of Earth from a Virgin Galactic spaceship

Grand adventures await when you take to the sky.

Virgin Galactic
Spaceport America, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Soar up to the edge of space onboard the realization of Richard Branson’s vision. The flight starts with a runway takeoff; then, at 50,000 feet, the mothership releases the spaceship, and the rocket engine lights. You climb at Mach 3 to nearly 300,000 feet before the rocket falls silent, and you’re left with weightlessness and a jaw-dropping perspective. A glide to a runway landing follows, just like the space shuttle. virgingalactic.com

Virgin Galactic spaceship with carrier aircraft
Virgin Galactic spaceship with carrier aircraft

 

Virgin Galactic spaceship interior
Virgin Galactic spaceship interior

Blue Origin New Shepard
Launch Site One, West Texas

The cutting-edge aerospace technology developed under the leadership of Jeff Bezos allows humans to take an 11-minute rocket ride into space, 62 miles up, followed by a gentle parachute landing. The crew capsule provides this super-rare journey in climate-controlled comfort with room for six, and it sports the biggest windows ever installed in a spacecraft. No pilots needed—New Shepard is fully autonomous. blueorigin.com