Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Travelling to Space from the island of Curaçao

As of January 1, 2014 the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao will be the home of the Caribbean Space Port called Space Experience Curaçao (SXC).

According to the website and the latest information, Space Experience Curaçao (SXC) envisions realizing a Commercial Space Line and Space Port on Curaçao International Airport. SXC will serve both the commercial needs of everyone who wants to travel into space, as well as the needs for scientific research and space training. Bringing small satellites into orbit in a flexible way will follow soon while in the somewhat longer term very fast orbital travel to distant parts of our world is within reach.

On July 23 a Letter of Intent between Curaçao Airport Holding N.V. and Space Experience Curaçao B.V. has been signed.

See Virgin Galactic

According to the website, the spaceport location at Curacao offers all the options of a complete luxurious holiday package including a suborbital spaceflight for initially the high-end market (HNWIs). The combination of spaceflight, luxury beach hotels, resorts and activities in a tropical climate is seen as the ideal new holiday for the relatively wealthy people of the world.

Interesting development. But what will happened to the real estate prises? They are already sky high at the moment. Most students who return to Curacao to starts their professional careers can only afford houses at the rural part of the Island.

And I hope that Space Experience Curaçao will not only invest in the Space Port, but will also set up and sponsor science education programs for the local schools and schools in the region.

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  1. I can’t believe that I’m the first to post something here because it’s nothing short of a miracle! Am I the only one that sees the wonderment of humankind and the power that true humanitarian's and philanthropist’s represent to this planet? Someone please tell me I’m wrong! My sister spends much of her time in Curacao so my wish is to one-day book passage on this epic continuation of the Flying Dutchman. Please forward my boarding pass and all instructions to the following address:
    mandoimpact.inc@gmail.com or look me up at mandoimpact.com
    Thanking U beautiful people in advance
    Dave Mandarino

  2. Good post. We've posted a similar Curacao profile here: http://traveleam.ca/curacao-all-inclusive-vacations-from-canada


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