menu

Kickstarter Spacecraft Turns To The Web To Get Them Off The Ground [Pics]

Kickstarter Spacecraft Turns To The Web To Get Them Off The Ground [Pics]
Design

STAR Systems hopes to raise enough money via crowd-funding to send a paying passenger into space.

Yi Chen
  • 3 april 2012


STAR Systems in Arizona, USA, has formed a team to create the Hermes Spacecraft. To receive funding for this, it’s turning to the crowd-sourced platform Kickstarter to help initiate the project. The team hopes to raise $20,000 by the end of April in order to construct and test out the prototype on land.

The Hermes team consists of aerospace entrepreneurs who have had hands-on experience when it comes to aerospace engineering. It could take $4 million for the spacecraft to be ready to send its first paying customer into space, and around $8 million to realize its three-year plan in order to compete with already existing space tourism services like Virgin Galactic and Space Adventure. A private space trip on a Hermes Spacecraft could start at around $150,000 per passenger.

Hermes Spacecraft

+#design
+#technology
+#travel
+Automotive
+business
+crowd sourced
+Design
+engineering
+fashion / apparel
+hermes
+Innovation
+kickstarter
+Luxury
+Science
+Space
+technology
+tourism
+travel
+USA
+Work & Business
Trending

Experience The News In Virtual Reality

Arts & Culture
PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

TREND REPORT


FORECAST 2020
The Consumer Roles That Will Shape Our Future
 

DOWNLOAD NOW

No search results found.