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Study says suborbital flights with passengers are possible

A medical study funded by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has concluded that suborbital passenger flights will be possible in the future. On trips in this format, a high-G-force rocket would be launched to an altitude of up to 100 km, where the spacecraft would reach space, but would not have the necessary speed to remain in Earth’s orbit. According to researchers at King’s College London, with support from the Royal Air Force (RAF), most people coped well with the experience, especially the elderly. For the study, 24 healthy volunteers, aged between 32 and 80, were placed in an RAF centrifuge to recreate G-forces during launch and descent of suborbital flights of spaceplanes and rockets. Recently, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, and Blue Origin made this type of trip, which costs more than USD 650,000 (BRL 3.18 M) per seat. While point-to-point flights are different from experimental space tourism, the aerospace industry and industry regulators predict that both formats will be accessible by the mid-2030s. – https://aeromagazine.uol.com.br/artigo/estudo-diz-que-voos-suborbitais-com-passageiros-sao-possiveis.html