How much does it cost to travel to space?

How much does it cost to travel to space? Well, in recent years, the concept of space travel has transitioned from the realm of science fiction to a tangible reality, thanks to the pioneering efforts of commercial spaceflight companies.

The advent of commercial space travel has opened up the final frontier to private individuals, creating an unprecedented buzz in the aviation and tourism industries.

Companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic have spearheaded this movement, each offering unique experiences and pricing structures.

For those looking to experience the sensation of weightlessness and view the Earth from the edge of space, suborbital flights are the most accessible option.

Virgin Galactic, for instance, offers seats on its SpaceShipTwo for approximately £350,000 per person. This journey includes a brief but awe-inspiring experience of microgravity and stunning views of our planet.

Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle offers a similar experience, with ticket prices also hovering around the £350,000 mark.

These flights, lasting about 11 minutes, provide a taste of space without the extensive training required for orbital missions.

For a more immersive experience, orbital space flights take adventurers into a stable orbit around the Earth. SpaceX has been a significant player in this arena, with missions aboard the Dragon spacecraft.

The cost for such an expedition is significantly higher, often reaching tens of millions of pounds.

For instance, Axiom Space, in collaboration with SpaceX, offers private missions to the International Space Station (ISS), with prices starting at around £45 million per person.

As technology advances and more companies enter the market, the costs associated with space travel are expected to decrease.

Space tourism is poised to become more accessible, potentially transforming how we view travel and exploration.

Companies are continuously innovating, aiming to make space a destination for not just the wealthy, but for future generations of explorers.

While the current costs of space travel may be prohibitive for many, the prospect of venturing beyond our atmosphere remains one of the most exciting developments of our time.

As commercial spaceflight companies continue to break barriers, the dream of experiencing space becomes ever more attainable.

For those with a passion for adventure and the means to explore, the opportunity to journey into space offers an unparalleled thrill and a new perspective on our world.

What if i’m not a millionaire?

Dreaming of space travel but lacking the bank balance of a billionaire? You’re not alone.

While commercial space flights come with astronomical price tags, Ultimate High offers a down-to-earth alternative that lets you experience the thrill and physics of space travel without requiring a second mortgage.

Our Ultimate High Space Flight Experience package simulates the sensations and dynamics of space flight right here on Earth.

You’ll feel the intense G-forces similar to those astronauts encounter during launch and re-entry.

Our high-performance aircraft, flown by our skilled ex-military pilots, will have you looping, rolling, and soaring through the sky, providing an adrenaline rush that’s out of this world.

Ever wondered what it feels like to float in microgravity? While we can’t quite recreate zero gravity, our flights offer moments of near-weightlessness during specific aerobatic manoeuvres.

It’s the closest you’ll get to floating in space without having to sell your car, house, and possibly your neighbour’s dog.

But it’s not just about thrills.

Our pilots, with their extensive backgrounds in military aviation and aerobatics, will give you a crash course—pun intended—in the physics and mechanics behind each manoeuvre.

You’ll walk away with a richer understanding of flight dynamics and a story that will trump all those office tales.

The best part? The Ultimate High Space Flight Experience is a fraction of the cost of a commercial space flight.

So, while you might not have Jeff Bezos’ budget, you can still have an adventure that’s stratospherically exciting.

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Naomi C
Naomi C
07/07/2024
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Utterly brilliant Utter Nutter experience! I can't recommend the Utter Nutter experience highly enough! I had a stupendous flight with Mark "Greeners", who was brillint and great fun, and had a lovely laugh with Corinne, Thea was so lovely, and great to finally meet Jo, who'd been so patient with all my availability changes! Everyone I met was as nice as could be though, and I couldn't have enjoyed the experience more! I was exceptionally lucky because we still had to burn off some fuel before starting the main aerobatics, so I got to do some flying and then an aileron roll myself as well :D I can't wait to come back for Insanity! Thank you to everyone for an absolutely marvellous morning! Btw everything was indeed explained carefully beforehand, as other reviewers have mentioned, which is great, but I'd be lying if I pretended I was following everything during the flight, being somewhat occupied with trying to stop my knees passing my ears at many points (only a small exaggeration; the forces really are amazing) ;D I was absolutely thrilled from start to finish! Even better than I'd hoped for! If you are worried about feeling queasy, don't be- you have to enthusiastically confirm you're ready for the next figure before flying it, so you could always stop and do something calmer if you needed to :)
Dougmcphee
Dougmcphee
25/06/2024
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Top Gun Flight Experience What a fabulous and exhilarating experience on the Top Gun package for myself and 20 year old son last week. First time ever for us and truly enjoyed our time with Mags and Paddy. Top experience and highly recommended!
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Expedition660142
22/06/2024
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Aerobatic flying - fully recommended! Went back to Goodwood to do Ultimate Highs Insanity challenge and it definitely lived up to the name! Professional pilots and staff who always explain what the flight will involve. Hoping to go back for their Armageddon challenge. Highly recommend Ultimate High for the best flying experiences you can have!
Adrian S
Adrian S
15/06/2024
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The Tops I bought the Top Gun experience for my wife I have to say the team were warm and welcoming when we arrived at Goodwood The briefing was carried out in a very professional way with highlighting safety first which is very assuring when doing this type of activity Mags my wife’s pilot was very lovely Gills tummy wasn’t quite up to the full experience but she still had a great time so thanks to the team at ultimate high and a special thanks to Mags for your caring nature We would not hesitate to recommend ultimate high Many thanks again Adrian
Magick M
Magick M
14/06/2024
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experience of a lifetime!! what a wicked day!!! i laughed so much, the team were incredibly supportive, my partner and i had an amazing time - we will be back!
Simon G
Simon G
10/06/2024
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10 out of 10! Had an amazing time with the Ultimate High team, it was one hell of an experience flying loops over the south coast on the Top Gun experience! Certainly a day out I'll not forget in a hurry!
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Vacation16343180793
07/06/2024
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The most amazing experience The team at Ultimate High were amazing. The flight was exhilarating with acrobatic manoeuvres that were thrilling. I would highly recommend this and I will definitely be back. The pilot I had on the day was also a pleasure to spend time with.
Zharri3
Zharri3
06/06/2024
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Mind-blowing experience 10/10 UTTER NUTTER CHALLENGE for my 30th. This was my most insane experience I’ve ever completed, and it most certainly will be a hard one to top. I will never forget the day and I would certainly do it all over again! Big thanks to ‘Greeners’ and his team. You made me feel welcomed and reassured that I was in safe hands from start to finish. This experience topped my expectations and I think this has started to new high for me! Be sure to see me again soon Ultimate High team. Thanks again x
Samuel W
Samuel W
05/06/2024
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Thank you to everyone at Ultimate High for an incredible and unforgettable Top Gun Air Combat experience What a fantastic experience! Thank you so much to all the team at Ultimate High for such a memorable Top Gun Air Combat experience - I thoroughly recommend to anyone who, like me, dreamt of being a fast jet pilot as a child, or for any thrill seekers in general. Great team, great experience and great memories!
Paula C
Paula C
01/06/2024
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Amazing Space Flight Experience Had an amazing experience today at Ultimate High doing the Space Flight Experience. Our pilot Nick was amazing and made sure I was comfortable the whole time as I was apprehensive beforehand, can't recommend him and the rest of the staff highly enough. We haven't stopped smiling since and will definitely be booking to come back!