It’s that time of year when I start thinking about where to go for a Summer vacation. Should I take a city break and visit friends and family, or should I go on a beach vacation to work on my tan while sipping on exotic fruit cocktails?
Well KLM have thrown a spanner in the works this year. They are offering travel into space aboard the SCX Lynx spacecraft. The journey takes you to Curacao where the spaceflight will commence. After a mission briefing and medical check, you are ready for take-off from Hato Airport. You rapidly accelerate into orbit, breaking the sound barrier and reaching a maximum altitude of 100km. Here you experience weightlessness and marvel at breath-taking views of the planet. As you re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere, prepare for a maximum 4.5 g-force experience before safely gliding back to Earth in Curacao.
Super cool! I think this beats going to see the family or any exotic fruit cocktail on the beach.
The only question I have now is, how many frequent flyer points do I get and can I check-in online?