SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbite, the premier space training company for ultimate adventurers, announced its first signature space training program: Astronaut Orientation, a 3-day, 4-night experience designed to prepare the mind, body and soul to maximize enjoyment and safety for a once-in-a-lifetime space journey. The company will offer four courses in the fall of 2021, with three located in the U.S. and one in France. Each Astronaut Orientation will be limited to 10 guests to ensure personalized service.
Astronaut Orientation is the first training offering of several planned from Orbite. This program focuses on putting guests through a series of activities that enlighten them about the different suborbital and orbital spaceflight offerings. Astronaut Orientation will expose trainees to different mission profiles through microgravity and high-G flight training, up-close tours of space facilities, and immersive virtual reality experiences of actual commercial space missions. Attendees will also have access to exclusive experiences, including a memorable ‘Michelin star’ space food lab tasting.
“The 2020s is the decade of commercial human spaceflight,” says Jason Andrews, cofounder of Orbite as well as founder of Andrews Space, Spaceflight and BlackSky. “Orbite will serve the next generation of space explorers: those who come to train, and ultimately stay, before departing on their off-world adventure. Our Astronaut Orientation aims to expand people's understanding of the near-term spaceflight offerings and help guide them as they consider future spaceflight opportunities.”
All Orbite’s space training courses have been thoughtfully designed to prepare spaceflight candidates to maximize the impact and enjoyment of their off-world experience. Orbite’s signature programs blend the use of specialized equipment and personalized instruction from experienced industry leaders so people can build the necessary skills and gain confidence to safely travel in space.
Astronaut Orientation will be taught by seasoned astronaut trainer Brienna Rommes. Rommes has trained more than 600 future astronauts for space, including Sir Richard Branson and his passengers for Virgin Galactic and other companies, supported research for NASA and the FAA, and brings 13 years of experience developing specialized instructional programs that prepare individuals for unique technical adventures.
“This out-of-this-world experience will bring space down to Earth in our first Astronaut Orientation,” says Nicolas Gaume, cofounder of Orbite and serial entrepreneur, space enthusiast, and co-owner of La Co(o)rniche. “The integration of space and luxury hospitality will provide attendees with a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience. We are excited to offer many spaceflight trainings with luxury space experiences now and well into the future.”
ORBITE’S ASTRONAUT ORIENTATION IN DETAIL
Hosted within elegant, luxury accommodations, a typical Astronaut Orientation itinerary includes:
- Arrival Day: Arrival and welcome reception
- Day One: Introduction to space vehicles and destinations as well as virtual reality mission experiences
- Day Two: Microgravity flight and ‘Michelin star’ space food lab tasting event
- Day Three: High-G flight and graduation ceremony
Of the four programs scheduled in 2021, three are in Orlando, Fla. and one will be hosted in Pyla-sur-Mer, France. The 2021 Astronaut Orientation dates are:
- Aug. 23-27 - La Co(o)rniche in Pyla-sur-Mer, France
- Nov. 11-15 - Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Fla.
- Nov. 25-29 - Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Fla.
- Dec. 2-6 - Four Seasons Resort Orlando, Fla.
Limited spots are available. Prices begin at $29,500 per person. Reservations are currently open and can be made at www.Orbitespace.com.
Orbite (orbit in French) is the premier space training company for ultimate adventurers. Orbite was co-founded by Jason Andrews and Nicolas Gaume in 2019. Orbite plans to construct the first commercial spaceflight getaway and astronaut training complex with specialized commercial astronaut training facilities that will reimagine the human spaceflight experience. For more information, please visit: www.Orbitespace.com.