Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sarasota FL December 10, 2001 - Incredible Adventures, Inc., the Florida company best known for introducing the world to high-performance jet fighter holidays, and MirCorp, the Netherlands-based company developing the world's first private space station, are now working together to further open air and space exploration to people around the globe.
"Incredible Adventures shares our vision," said MirCorp President Jeffrey Manber. "Our companies share in the belief that everyone should have the right to explore new worlds, face new challenges and test their personal limits. We see working together as the fastest way to bring space tourism to the general public."
The companies will jointly market a series of space adventures designed to prepare participants for the ultimate challenge a Soyuz flight to the space station. Activities available now include the zero-gravity flights, Star City cosmonaut training and Russian MiG-25 flights to the edge of space that Incredible Adventures has offered since 1993. Pricing for the cosmonaut adventures are expected to range from $2950 to $20 million.
"We're very excited to have MirCorp as our partner," said Incredible Adventures Chairman Norman Fast. "They are a company with solid leadership and the proven ability to deliver what they promise."
"In the past eight years, we've introduced a lot of Incredible Adventures, everything from jet fighter vacations to fantasy spy camps. But, the chance to train for a real Soyuz space flight is the most incredible adventure of all."
As part of the joint venture agreement signed by the companies, MirCorp has named Incredible Adventures its exclusive provider of civilian MiG and zero-gravity flights in Moscow, as well as its preferred provider of ground services within Russia. MirCorp's newest space project in Russia is a joint venture with Image World Media, Inc. to produce a prime time television game show at Star City. The game show's winning contestant will go to space as a Soyuz passenger in 2003.
MirCorp is the leading manned commercial space exploration company, and has worked with customers in both media and private tourism sectors. MirCorp is currently working on developing the world's first privately owned home in space. Currently named Mini Station 1, the new space station will accommodate up to three visitors for stays of up to 20 days at a time. MirCorp headquarters are in Amsterdam and it has offices in Moscow, Russia. For information, contact Gert Weyers at +31 20 520 68 40 or visit www.mir-corp.com About Incredible Adventures
Incredible Adventures is a pioneer in adventure travel. The company introduced the world to civilian supersonic MiG flights in Moscow in 1993 and offered its first civilian zero-gravity flight aboard Russia's IL-76 weightless plane a year later. The company's headquarters are in Sarasota, Florida. For adventure information, contact Jane Reifert at +941-346-2603
MirCorp public relations contact:
Jeffrey M. Lenorovitz
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