Friday, May 13, 2005

Canadian Arrow Team Returns With Ambitious Plan For Space Tourism

Next week the Canadian Arrow team plans to announce its name change to PlanetSpace as part of a new endeavor with MirCorp co-founder, Chirinjeev Kathuria. MirCorp pioneered space tourism leasing space on Mir and then arranging for Dennis Tito's flight to the IIS. The details of the new venture will be revealed on May 18th.

Last week the company achieved a milestone by successfully test firing its booster generating 45,000 lbs of thrust. Another test firing is planned later this month which is planned to achieve the 57,000 lbs of thrust needed to take the Arrow to 70,000 feet.

This sort of energy is what humanity needs if we are ever to truly become a spacefaring civilization.