Space Access, out of Miami, Florida aims to make space travel affordable for the tourism industry. If they have their way, space tourists will be able to ascend into Low Earth Orbit for as little as the price to travel aboard a cruise ship or charter a business jet.
Space Access is betting that they will be able to accomplish this feat because of the design of the aircraft that will take off and land at a typical airport and the special Ejector Ramjet engines (not to be confused with the Roger Ramjet engines).
The body is designed to be 23-percent lighter than other comparable spaceplanes and inhibit ice build up and are capable of dealing with reentry heat. The air-breathing ramjet engines are similar to the ones used in the past on classified hypersonic aircraft.
From January 6-11, 2008 Space Access will be offering its SpaceGateway Experience to the public at an exclusive resort in Key Largo, Florida. According to Space Access they will be lifting the veil of secrecy for this event and letting the public interact with personal and have a say in the development of low cost space flight.