We start this year by featuring a new concept from Oscar Viñals, which we’re pretty sure you would already guess, yes, it’s about Future space tourism. You can read further about this project from Oscar description below.
A few years ago to talk about -Space Tourism- was part of Science Fiction. The possibility to “reach” the border between Earth and Space for merely “Adventurers” who are looking for new sensations, people who are not strictly professionals Astronauts; is now, because they have a feasible possibility to do it, thanks to private Space Projects. The new technologies and development of new materials -for example-, make this possible with greater efficiency and reducing expenses.
XLDron “M” Gravity
This is a concept of future’s Space Tourism Crafts, thought and designed so that, in a not too distant future, potentials “Space Tourists” will see their dream fulfilled: to “reach” the “outer space” in an awesome trip.
The XLDron “M” Gravity, would consist of two independent vehicles; an unmanned aircraft named XLDron (like a “shuttle”), that carries a rocket-plane docked, named “M” Gravity (The “M” Gravity could carry 4 crew members and 10 Space Tourists).
The XLDron unmanned aircraft, would be like a “Sky Surfboard”, equipped with three turbojet engines and a structure of resistant composite materials of ultra-low density, capable of carrying up with the “M” Gravity or “Space Surfer” at an altitude of 65,000 ft. and reaching a speed of Mach 1,2; in this phase the two vehicles are detached, the “M” Gravity ignites its rocket’s engine until reaches an altitude of 100km. (Micro-g environment), remaining a few minutes experimenting Zero-G sensations, and then… returning to base in a glider flight.
Designer : Oscar Viñals
Tuvie has received “XLDron M Gravity Space Tourism” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.