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Use Your Crypto Earnings To Reach Space With Space Perspective

Crypto wallet feeling a bit full after the latest bounce in prices? Now you can use those earnings to reach space – thanks to Florida-based space tourism company, Space Perspective.

Today, Space Perspective began accepting cryptocurrencies – including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others – as payment to reserve a flight on the company’s Spaceship Neptune. During the booking process, customers can now select crypto as a payment option and will be directed to Coinbase.com to complete their transaction – a first in the commercial space flight industry. 

“Space Perspective is revolutionizing space tourism, and that includes offering our customers the ability to reserve their once-in-a-lifetime journeys to space via crypto,” said Taber MacCallum, Founder, Co-CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Space Perspective. “The flexibility to pay with crypto is another opportunity for us to differentiate the Space Perspective experience, and we are proud to lead the industry by accepting Coinbase,” he continued.

And for those concerned about the environmental footprint of space tourism, Space Perspective is also leading the way in that area: Space Perspective is also partnering with Cool Effect to offset the carbon footprint of its logistics operations including space tourism flights. The company will be contracting with a third party to calculate the offset each year.

“Every aspect of a Space Perspective flight is radically gentle, and that includes our impact on the environment. Spaceship Neptune is the only carbon neutral, zero-emission way to space,” said Jane Poynter, Founder, Co-CEO and Chief Experience Officer of Space Perspective. “Our partnership with Cool Effect will allow us to offset the operations of our carbon footprint each year while contributing to a cleaner planet.”

These two moves set a new standard in the space tourism industry: at least one company is forward-looking, accessing new customers through rapidly-approaching-mainstream financial vehicles and offsetting the environmental impact of flights to create a more sustainable sector.

Commercial flights are targeted to begin in late 2024, with more than 500 tickets sold to date. Tickets are priced at $125,000 per person, and bookings are made with a fully refundable deposit beginning at $1,000. This is certainly lower than other prices available, such as the $450,000 price Virgin Galactic announced earlier today.

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