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Astronaut Orientation: A Guide to Suborbital and Orbital Spaceflight

In our pursuit to introduce you to the extraordinary, Pelorus are thrilled to reveal an epic Astronaut Orientation experience. For the intrepid explorer, this is a unique experience designed to prepare you for an other-worldly journey to space, with all the luxuries.

Pelorus and Orbite are excited to introduce an epic astronaut training program, curated by our premier space training partners on the ground, equipping the future of space explorers to travel beyond our planet with this inspiring 3-day, 4-night experience. Exquisitely designed, you will be prepared physically, mentally and spiritually so that you can safely maximize your off-world experience with confidence.

Led by experts in the field, the Astronaut Orientation program not only introduces you to the extraordinary reality of space travel, and the suborbital, orbital and destination spaceflight options that exist, it also features microgravity and high-G flight exposure training. Highly exclusive, the space program will showcase the world of space travel in style, incorporating private tours of complex space facilities, thrilling virtual reality sessions and exclusive experiences including a ‘Michelin star’ space food tasting, astronaut guest speakers and an evening stargazing. 

Precision planning and safety is at the forefront of any experience we offer our clients. With an expert team behind you, you can be confident you will experience the extraordinary whist enjoying the highest levels of comfort.

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The Experience: What you can expect

Day 0: Arrival

Arrive at your luxury hotel by private transfer to be welcomed by a cocktail reception on the terrace as the sun sets, here you will be introduced and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the expert team who will be leading you.

Day 1: Spaceships, Space Food & Virtual Reality

Having settled into your luxury accommodation, the first morning will introduce you to the world of space travel. Taught in classroom style, this will include an overview of spacecraft, missions and space destinations, followed by a Virtual Reality spaceship experience will be led by premier Commercial Astronaut trainer, Brienna Rommes. After this, you will have the pleasure of attending a space food lab tasting demonstration, held by Michelin star Alain Ducasse team. Also on the VIP lunch guest list will be and leaders of CNES, who will share 30 years of space travel insight. Before the immersive virtual reality experiences begin, to familiarise yourself with the reality of travelling in outer-space, you will embark on your Space Mission Mental Training, followed by an individual coaching session. Naturally, your first day of space travel training will come to an end with stargazing alongside an astronomer following a beautifully prepared dinner in a spectacular setting.

Day 2: Zero Gravity

Having slept on a day of introductions to space travel, you will be transferred from your hotel to board the AirZeroG Aircraft for a parabolic flight. This epic weightless experience will give you a realistic feeling of what it is like to travel into space. For you, your family, and your friends, the Zero-G experience is like nothing on Earth. Including 15 parabolas, you will experience a total of 7 minutes of reduced gravity for the whole flight.

“A zero-gravity flight is the first step towards space travel… It was amazing.”

– Professor Stephen Hawking, Astrophysicist.

Day 3: G-force

The final day will see you embark on a High G experience. Shortly after suiting up, you will receive invaluable coaching from an ESA astronaut candidate and renowned combat pilot, Sophie Adenot, before taking to the skies. This incredible adventure will be concluded on return to your hotel, where you will be met by a champagne toast and certificate presentation ceremony, followed by a private dinner to reflect on your space travel training program.

Day 4: Departure

Depart by private transfer, and return home a step closer to travelling outer-space.

The Details

Upcoming Astronaut Orientation programs for this summer and autumn include amazing locations in both France and the USA.

USA, December 2-6

Inspired to explore outer-space? Contact a member of our expert team to book a place on this unique experience. Starting from $30,000, each Astronaut Orientation will be limited to 10 guests to ensure a personalised service.

Starting from $30,000, each Astronaut Orientation will be limited to 10 guests to ensure a personalised service. A luxury room holds 2 persons. A payment of 50% deposit is required, plus 50% due 60 days prior to start of program. All guests participating in an Astronaut Orientation program must: be 18 years or older, complete all required liability waiver forms and medical attestation of good health forms (must be returned 15 days prior to start of program), have a negative PCR test (72 hrs prior) or valid COVID Vaccination card.

Your Accommodation

La Co(o)rniche, France

Set into an extraordinary setting, La Co(o)rniche is a unique blend of a traditional Basque house and an oyster farming house joined together in spirit, resulting in a ravishing boutique getaway looking out towards the horizon and backing onto Europe’s highest dune. The height of seaside sophistication, La Co(o)rniche is the perfect base to sink back into luxury following a day of adventure, whilst its seaside setting means you can enjoy their catch of the day whilst sinking your feet into the sand at sunset.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando, USA

Nestled into a secluded, residential setting, this AAA Five Diamond Resort is a lakeside haven of manicured gardens, pools and towering pillars of palms and cypress. Relax into a post-space travel massage at The Spa, or soak up expansive views of the surrounding lakes and woodlands over an alfresco dining experience at the rooftop steakhouse.