06-26-2006 12:47 PM CET - Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

eSpaceTickets Tournament Offers Public Chance for Free Space Flight as Space Tourism Begins

Press release from: eSpaceTickets.com
PR Agency: ThatPRGuy.com

Raleigh, North Carolina - The day when members of the public can climb aboard a spacecraft and rocket into space is rapidly approaching.

Private sector entrepreneurs are hard at work building space planes and rockets. They expect to offer a full plate of futuristic activities to the world's wealthiest tourists in the newest type of extreme adventure travel -- space tourism.

While the price tag for such a trip is beyond the means of a majority of the population, there is now hope for those who cannot afford the hefty fee of a ticket into space. Tony Webb, the founder of http://www.eSpaceTickets.com, has announced plans to give the winners of the eSpaceTickets tournaments free tickets to the edge of space and enter into the free drawings for commercial space flights.

"This international community solution involves the local media, community groups, clubs, schools, and business sponsors, all working together to make everybody involved a winner," said Webb.

Winners of the tournaments have a choice of a suborbital flight through Incredible Adventures using the Rocketplane XP, or an orbital expedition aboard the Neptune rocket launched by Interorbital Systems.

Interorbital Systems is developing a fleet of low-cost manned orbital launch vehicles for its seven-day orbital expeditions. The company plans to use its low-cost Neptune Orbital Spaceliner to open orbit of the Earth and travel to the Moon for commercial and industrial development. Interorbital Systems is currently licensed by AST to launch from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California. Future launches will take place from the Pacific waters around the Kingdom of Tonga, where IOS is also planning to build a Space Tourism resort, according to the company.

Incredible Adventures is offering flights on the Rocketplane XP from the Oklahoma Spaceport. The Rocketplane takes off like a conventional airplane, then at 20,000 feet, rocket engines are fired to accelerate it into space. After a short suborbital flight, the Rocketplane will return to the spaceport.

Tickets are presently available only for those who can afford the high cost. Webb said he wants to make access to space travel uncomplicated, and free for the winners of the eSpaceTickets tournaments.

Winners of these Space Tourism tournaments move on to regional play and then are always qualified for the space flight drawings. The champion wins the Grand Prize space flight of his or her choice: orbital or suborbital. Webb offers a unique affiliate program for web site marketers.

In addition to the Grand Prize, there are other ways to win in the eSpaceTickets tournaments. Three affiliates will win a flight in a MiG-25 Foxbat. Some affiliates will have many opportunities to win flights into space, just like the winners of the locally sponsored tournaments. Webb provides full details of his affiliate program and on the tournament rules on the company web site.

"To reach for the stars, you can't sit on your hands," Webb remarked,
About eSpaceTickets.com
Established in 2000, eSpaceTickets.com offers an opportunity for members of the general public to fly into space on a commercial space flight. The company is owned by Tony Webb and maintains a web site at www.eSpaceTickets.com.

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