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When it’s time to come back to Earth in Spaceship Neptune’s pressurized capsule, a patented splash-cone at its base provides a smooth water landing, then fast boats from Fluid Watercraft arrive to stabilize the capsule, which is lifted onto our launch and retrieval vessel, MS Voyager, by a custom A-frame.
Our SpaceBalloon™ facility, named Seely, is where we make our world-class SpaceBalloons™ -- large enough to fit a football stadium inside! Our incredible team is led by our highly skilled head of Balloon Manufacturing and Development, Mitzi Giles. Our SpaceBalloons™ are recycled after every flight.
With 14+ years of experience in marine transportation and operations, Bryan Dietz (pictured in foreground on our vessel during refurbishment), is Captain of Marine Spaceport (MS) Voyager -- the first marine spaceport for human spaceflight and the first in a fleet of ships that allow us to launch all over the world.
Royce Fernandes (pictured at computer) is a thermal and fluids engineer with Space Perspective. He specializes in designing and developing environmental controls and life support systems (ECLSS), including experimental set-up along with testing and component and system-level thermal and flow modeling.
Employees from across our Experience and Engineering groups joined together for a local cleanup effort at Playalinda Beach. In partnership with Ocean Conservancy and Keep Brevard Beautiful for the International Coastal Cleanup® (ICC), we helped remove trash from local beaches and waterways.
Each window -- the largest ever flown to space -- is installed vertically and provides a stereoscopic view, further enhancing the experience of our Explorers. In addition to their size and powerful panoramic views, our windows serve as a key comfort feature, providing thermal and light reflection of the sun’s rays.
Our Melbourne facility is where Spaceship Neptune is manufactured, and is led by Vincent Bachet, who has more than a decade of experience inventing composite solutions for reusable orbital vehicles at SpaceX. Our team (pictured) works diligently on parts that will be assembled at our Hangar.
Spaceship Neptune's pressurized capsule -- along with all of component manufacturing -- happens in-house and within facilities across our campus. The capsule will house the world's first-ever Space Lounge, complete with a food and beverage service and a bathroom with the most incredible views.