"CosmoCourse" began to conduct the first tests of technology for space tourism

The CosmoKurs company plans to launch the first tourist ship into space with seven clients by 2025

on board. The flight, which will cost about $250 thousand per person, will last about 15 minutes. Of these, tourists will be in weightlessness for more than five minutes.

At the same time, the company was preparing for the first tests of its own liquid-propellant rocket engine since the end of 2018. Earlier, Roskosmos issued a "CosmoCourse" license to build its own rocket.

"We began testing the strength of the firewall samples of the engine: they were made and transferred to the laboratory"

Director General "CosmoCourse" Pavel Pushin.

Earlier, "CosmoCourse" agreed with the governmentNizhny Novgorod on the construction of its own space center and a large entertainment complex. Experts estimate the cost of building the first private cosmodrome in the CIS at $ 60 million.