Press Release

Space Adventures Considers Australia as Location for Suborbital Spaceport

By SpaceRef Editor
July 30, 2004
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Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, continues scouting potential locations around the world for a suborbital spaceport, but considers Australia as the leading contender.

“Numerous government authorities in Australia view the construction and operation of a suborbital spaceport as a truly unique opportunity to bring numerous jobs and, eventually, thousands of tourists to the area,” said Chuck Sammons, vice president of Suborbital Spaceflight and Spaceport Development for Space Adventures. “We, at Space Adventures, continue to strive to bring private space travel to all private citizens worldwide.  Selecting a viable location for our spaceport is another step in making commercial suborbital spaceflight a reality.”  

Space Adventures, the only company to have successfully launched private tourists to the International Space Station, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with an office in Moscow, Russia. It offers a variety of programs such as Zero Gravity, MiG flights, cosmonaut training, space flight qualification programs and reservations on future suborbital spacecrafts. The company’s advisory board comprises Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin; shuttle astronauts Kathy Thornton, Robert (Hoot) Gibson, Charles Walker, Norm Thagard, Sam Durrance and Byron Lichtenberg; and Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott. For more information, please visit

If you would like to speak to Eric Anderson, president and CEO of Space Adventures, about the search for a spaceport location – please reply to this e-mail or call me directly at 202-232-6574. 


SpaceRef staff editor.