A few years ago to talk about -Space Tourism- was part of Science Fiction.
The possibility to "reach" the border between Earth and Space for
merely "Adventurers" who are looking for new sensations, people who are not
strictly professionals Astronauts; is now, because they have a feasible possibility
to do it, thanks to private Space Projects.
The new technologies and development of new materials -for example-,
make this possible with greater efficiency and reducing expenses.
XLDron "M" Gravity
This is a concept of future's Space Tourism Aircrafts, thought and designed
so that, in a not too distant future, potentials "Space Tourists" will see
their dream fulfilled: to "reach" the "outer space" in an awesome trip.
The XLDron "M" Gravity, would consist of two independent vehicles; an
unmanned aircraft named XLDron (like a "Shuttle"), that carries a rocket-plane
docked, named "M" Gravity (The "M" Gravity could carry 4 crewmembers
and 10 Space Tourists).
The XLDron unmanned aircraft, would be like a "Sky Surfboard",
equipped with three Next-Gen of Turbojet or Superjet engines with Adaptive
Versatile Engine Technology, that aims to combine the best traits
of turbojet and tubofan engines, delivering supersonic speed capability and
fuel efficiency in one unit ( GE's ADVENT engines).A structure
of resistant composite materials of ultra-low density, capable of carrying up with the
"M" Gravity or "Space Surfer" vehicle, at an altitude of 65,000ft.
and reaching a speed of Mach 1,2; in this phase the two
vehicles are detached, the "M" Gravity ignites its rocket's engine
until reaches an altitude of 100km.(Micro-G environment), remaining a
few minutes experimenting Zero-G sensations, and then...
returning to base in a glider flight.