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The Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program

Space Adventures, Ltd. 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1000 Vienna, VA 22182 USA

Tel: +1 703 524 7172

www.spaceadventures.com

Photo Credit: NASA

Fax: +1 703 524 7176


Photo Credit: NASA


Photo Credit: NASA


SPACE ADVENTURES

Contents

Introducing Space Adventures

■ Introducing Space Adventures

Space Adventures is the only company in the world to have taken private citizens to space, having sent five clients to the International Space Station since 2001. In addition Space Adventures is the only private operator of weightlessness flights.

■ The Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program ■ Weightless Flights ■ Orbital Space Missions

This is a unique opportunity to leverage Space Adventures’ track record of success and develop a National Space Program that will be sure to inspire people of all ages and make the citizens of your country proud.

■ National Spaceflight Training Facility ■ Space Mission Control Center

The following is an outline of how Space Adventures can establish a Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program. Space Adventures will deliver a fully operational space program including:

■ Lunar Mission

■ Zero Gravity training program ■ Orbital spaceflights to the International Space Station ■ A national spaceflight training facility ■ A space mission control center ■ A lunar mission.

Photo Credit: Charles Simonyi

Credit: NASA


SPACE ADVENTURES

Contents

Introducing Space Adventures

■ Introducing Space Adventures

Space Adventures is the only company in the world to have taken private citizens to space, having sent five clients to the International Space Station since 2001. In addition Space Adventures is the only private operator of weightlessness flights.

■ The Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program ■ Weightless Flights ■ Orbital Space Missions

This is a unique opportunity to leverage Space Adventures’ track record of success and develop a National Space Program that will be sure to inspire people of all ages and make the citizens of your country proud.

■ National Spaceflight Training Facility ■ Space Mission Control Center

The following is an outline of how Space Adventures can establish a Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program. Space Adventures will deliver a fully operational space program including:

■ Lunar Mission

■ Zero Gravity training program ■ Orbital spaceflights to the International Space Station ■ A national spaceflight training facility ■ A space mission control center ■ A lunar mission.

Photo Credit: Charles Simonyi

Credit: NASA


PIONEERS Photo Credit: Anousheh Ansari

First Six Space Adventures Clients

Dennis Tito: Joined Soyuz TM-32 as the first space tourist on April 28, 2001 and spent 7 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes in space and orbited the Earth 128 times

Mark Shuttleworth: A South African entrepreneur and first African national in space on April 25, 2002 as a civilian cosmonaut aboard Soyuz TM-34 mission

Dr. Gregory Olsen: An American entrepreneur and scientist. On Oct 1, 2005, became the 3rd private citizen to make a self-funded trip into space aboard Soyuz TMA-7

Dr. Anousheh Ansari: The first woman space tourist as well as the first Muslim female to travel to space on Soyuz TMA-9 on September 18, 2006

Charles Simonyi: A Microsoft billionaire flew to space on Soyuz TMA-10 on April 7, 2007 as the fifth space tourist.

Richard Garriott: A computer gaming pioneer and son of a NASA astronaut, became the first US secondgeneration astronaut when he flew to space on Soyuz TMA-13 on October 12, 2008.


PIONEERS Photo Credit: Anousheh Ansari

First Six Space Adventures Clients

Dennis Tito: Joined Soyuz TM-32 as the first space tourist on April 28, 2001 and spent 7 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes in space and orbited the Earth 128 times

Mark Shuttleworth: A South African entrepreneur and first African national in space on April 25, 2002 as a civilian cosmonaut aboard Soyuz TM-34 mission

Dr. Gregory Olsen: An American entrepreneur and scientist. On Oct 1, 2005, became the 3rd private citizen to make a self-funded trip into space aboard Soyuz TMA-7

Dr. Anousheh Ansari: The first woman space tourist as well as the first Muslim female to travel to space on Soyuz TMA-9 on September 18, 2006

Charles Simonyi: A Microsoft billionaire flew to space on Soyuz TMA-10 on April 7, 2007 as the fifth space tourist.

Richard Garriott: A computer gaming pioneer and son of a NASA astronaut, became the first US secondgeneration astronaut when he flew to space on Soyuz TMA-13 on October 12, 2008.


PARTNERSHIP

The Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program Developing a National Space Program can bring many benefits to a country, including: ■ Pride - Bringing a sense of national prestige to the populace. ■ Science - Fostering scientific discovery through space based research. ■ Education - Inspiring a new generation to pursue careers in science, math and engineering. ■ Exploration – Encourage people to look beyond the national borders and engage with the rest of the world. ■ Legacy Creation – Leave something great behind for the next generation.

Credit: NASA


PARTNERSHIP

The Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program Developing a National Space Program can bring many benefits to a country, including: ■ Pride - Bringing a sense of national prestige to the populace. ■ Science - Fostering scientific discovery through space based research. ■ Education - Inspiring a new generation to pursue careers in science, math and engineering. ■ Exploration – Encourage people to look beyond the national borders and engage with the rest of the world. ■ Legacy Creation – Leave something great behind for the next generation.

Credit: NASA


WEIGHTLESS FLIGHTS

An Inspirational Experience Float, flip, and fly in weightlessness. Experience the thrill of zero-gravity just like astronauts in orbit - flying through the air, with no harness, no parachute, nothing except you and the air around you. It is a sensation that one has to feel to believe. Most people think they will never get the chance to experience weightlessness the same way orbiting astronauts do, but Space Adventures is able to make it a reality. ■ We will operate a Zero G plane from a facility in Saudi Arabia. ■ Over 10,000 people per year will be able to experience Zero G. ■ Currently 1/3 of weightless flights are for teachers and provide an educational benefit. Space Adventures can help design and manage a similar program for teachers in your country.


EXPERIENCE


WEIGHTLESS FLIGHTS

An Inspirational Experience Float, flip, and fly in weightlessness. Experience the thrill of zero-gravity just like astronauts in orbit - flying through the air, with no harness, no parachute, nothing except you and the air around you. It is a sensation that one has to feel to believe. Most people think they will never get the chance to experience weightlessness the same way orbiting astronauts do, but Space Adventures is able to make it a reality. ■ We will operate a Zero G plane from a facility in Saudi Arabia. ■ Over 10,000 people per year will be able to experience Zero G. ■ Currently 1/3 of weightless flights are for teachers and provide an educational benefit. Space Adventures can help design and manage a similar program for teachers in your country.


EXPERIENCE


ORBITAL SPACEFLIGHT Credit: NASA

Orbital Space Missions Space Adventures will send your astronauts on missions to space. The time these astronauts spend in space will be the focal point of the National Space Program. Some examples of the projects that can be completed on orbit include: ■ Conducting scientific experiments ■ Executing commercial research and development activities ■ Developing educational material ■ Communicating with people on earth to teach them about life in space Space Adventures experience in mission development will ensure that each mission is well planned and that maximum return on the investment is received.

Credit: NASA


ORBITAL SPACEFLIGHT Credit: NASA

Orbital Space Missions Space Adventures will send your astronauts on missions to space. The time these astronauts spend in space will be the focal point of the National Space Program. Some examples of the projects that can be completed on orbit include: ■ Conducting scientific experiments ■ Executing commercial research and development activities ■ Developing educational material ■ Communicating with people on earth to teach them about life in space Space Adventures experience in mission development will ensure that each mission is well planned and that maximum return on the investment is received.

Credit: NASA


Credit: NASA


Credit: NASA


NATIONAL SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING FACILITY

National Spaceflight Training Facility To prepare your astronauts and their back-ups for spaceflight, Space Adventures will assist in the design and construction of a spaceflight training facility in Saudi Arabia. This facility will include all of the equipment and expertise required to prepare individuals for orbital spaceflights on Russian Soyuz vehicles. This facility will include: ■ Spacecraft simulators ■ Centrifuge ■ Hypobaric Chamber ■ Medical screening equipment ■ Classroom facilities ■ Lodging for staff, crew and guests


NATIONAL SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING FACILITY

National Spaceflight Training Facility To prepare your astronauts and their back-ups for spaceflight, Space Adventures will assist in the design and construction of a spaceflight training facility in Saudi Arabia. This facility will include all of the equipment and expertise required to prepare individuals for orbital spaceflights on Russian Soyuz vehicles. This facility will include: ■ Spacecraft simulators ■ Centrifuge ■ Hypobaric Chamber ■ Medical screening equipment ■ Classroom facilities ■ Lodging for staff, crew and guests


Credit: NASA


Credit: NASA


SPACE MISSION CONTROL CENTER

Space Mission Control Center Space Adventures will manage the design and construction of a space mission control center in Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this facility will be to track and communicate with your astronauts during their time in space. This facility can be used year round for education programs and scientific research. The Saudi Space Mission Control Center can be used for decades as a command and control point for: ■ Manned space missions ■ Unmanned satellite and spacecraft ■ Worldwide launch monitoring ■ Global communications

Credit: NASA


SPACE MISSION CONTROL CENTER

Space Mission Control Center Space Adventures will manage the design and construction of a space mission control center in Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this facility will be to track and communicate with your astronauts during their time in space. This facility can be used year round for education programs and scientific research. The Saudi Space Mission Control Center can be used for decades as a command and control point for: ■ Manned space missions ■ Unmanned satellite and spacecraft ■ Worldwide launch monitoring ■ Global communications

Credit: NASA


LUNAR MISSION Credit: JAXA/NHK

The Ultimate in Exploration When two Saudi astronauts complete the first circumlunar mission it will yield the dawn of a new era in space exploration, and Saudi Arabia will enter the history books alongside the great pioneering nations. The Space Adventures team has designed a circumlunar mission using a unique combination of existing and flight tested Russian technology. This mission builds on space technology originally developed for manned lunar missions, and has been flown over decades as part of the world’s most successful human spaceflight program. The two astronauts chosen for this mission will likely be the top performers from the orbital spaceflights.

Credit: NASA


LUNAR MISSION Credit: JAXA/NHK

The Ultimate in Exploration When two Saudi astronauts complete the first circumlunar mission it will yield the dawn of a new era in space exploration, and Saudi Arabia will enter the history books alongside the great pioneering nations. The Space Adventures team has designed a circumlunar mission using a unique combination of existing and flight tested Russian technology. This mission builds on space technology originally developed for manned lunar missions, and has been flown over decades as part of the world’s most successful human spaceflight program. The two astronauts chosen for this mission will likely be the top performers from the orbital spaceflights.

Credit: NASA


Credit: JAXA/NHK


Credit: JAXA/NHK


The Saudi National Manned Spaceflight Program

Space Adventures, Ltd. 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1000 Vienna, VA 22182 USA

Tel: +1 703 524 7172

www.spaceadventures.com

Photo Credit: NASA

Fax: +1 703 524 7176


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