The Netherlands and especially Amsterdam is world famous for its coffee shops and many tourist travel to The Netherlands to get high. In Curaçao there aren’t any coffee shops and smoking cannabis and using drug are not legal on the island, however Curaçao can offer you a trip that the coffee shops in Amsterdam cannot deliver … to become an astronaut.
We see you think, what have they been smoking? Well, let us tell you that Curaçao is to become one of the first countries in the world with a space port and offering space travel. The initiator behind the space port are Space Experience Caribbean and XCOR.
Space Experience Caribbean found in Curaçao a great location to establish a space port. Firstly, our climate and the low hurricane risks make for optimal conditions guarantee a certain level of continuity of space flights. Secondly, the island is close to the equator where it takes less energy to get to space. Thirdly, Curaçao has a large airspace. Furthermore, Curaçao has is its long runway and Instrument landing systems facilities available at the international airport. The final advantage Curaçao has is its established tourism industry and a well-developed legal system.
XCOR is the American company that is developing the Lynx spacecraft, the craft that will ultimately operate from Curaçao and taking maybe to space. The spacecraft will take you up 103 kilometers above earth where you will enter low orbit, officially crossing the frontier of space and becoming a real astronaut.
There are still some hurdles that need to be taken, before the first flight to space can take off from Curaçao to space. So you still have some time to save up for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. However, if you already want to secure your seat on one of the space voyages, the flight tickets can already be booked!