List of billionaire spacetravellers

This is a list of billionaire (USD) space travellers.[1][2]


Billionaire Spaceflight Launch Date Landing Date Notes
    Dennis Tito   Space Adventures / MirCorp ISS EP-1 (Soyuz TM-32/TM-31) 28 April 2001 6 May 2001 First billionaire in space, orbital space; first space tourist to the International Space Station [3][1][4]
    Mark Shuttleworth   Space Adventures ISS EP-3 (Soyuz TM-34/TM-33) 25 April 2002 2 May 2002 First insured space tourist; First South African, first person from Africa in space, orbital space; second space tourist to the International Space Station [3] [1] [5] [6] [7] [8]
    Charles Simonyi Space Adventures Soyuz TMA-10/TMA-9 7 April 2007 21 April 2007 First spaceflight First two-time space tourist [9] [3][10]
Space Adventures Soyuz TMA-13/TMA-12 26 March 2009 8 April 2009 Second spaceflight [11]
    Guy Laliberté Space Adventures Soyuz TMA-16/TMA-14 30 September 2009 11 October 2009 First Canadian space tourist; Last space tourist before the U.S. STS Space Shuttle programme shut down, and increase in long-term ISS crew to 6, leading to a decade without space tourist flights to the ISS [3][1][12][13]
    Richard Branson   Virgin Galactic Unity 22 11 July 2021 11 July 2021 First billionaire to fly in his own spacecraft into space, above the 80km McDowell line to suborbital space; First fully occupied SpaceShipTwo flight [2][14][15]
    Jeff Bezos Blue Origin NS-16 20 July 2021 20 July 2021 First billionaire to fly in his own spacecraft above the 100km Karman line into suborbital space; First wholly commercial civilian flightcrew-less flight into space, suborbital space; First crewed Blue Origin launch [2][14][15][16]
  Jared Isaacman   SpaceX Shift4 Inspiration4 15 September 2021 18 September 2021 First wholly commercial civilian flightcrew-less flight into orbital space; Fourth crewed SpaceX launch [2]
    Yusaku Maezawa   Space Adventures Soyuz MS-20 8 December 2021 20 December 2021 First spaceflight Maezawa is set to become the first tourist around the Moon [2] [17]
  SpaceX dearMoon TBA TBA Circumlunar flight aboard SpaceX's Starship [18]
    Larry Connor Axiom/SpaceX Ax-1 21 February 2022 21 February 2022 First flight for AxiomSpace, first private spaceflight to the International Space Station [14][19][20]
    Eytan Stibbe Axiom/SpaceX Ax-1 First Israeli space tourist. Second Israeli in space, orbital space. [14][19][21]
  John Shoffner Axiom/SpaceX Ax-2 2022 H2 2022 H2 [22]
Color Value
  Currently in space
  Scheduled future flight


  1. ^ a b c d Delia Marinescu (8 June 2021). "A Very Brief History of Billionaires Going to Space". Slate.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Billionaire tycoons set for joyrides to space". The Straits Times. 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d John Uri (30 April 2020). "Space Station 20th: Space Flight Participants". NASA Johnson Space Center: NASA History. NASA.
  4. ^ Joel Achenbach (20 November 2013). "Billionaire plans manned flyby mission to Mars". The Toronto Star.
  5. ^ Will Knight (20 April 2002). ""Space tourist" insists on pioneering role". New Scientist.
  6. ^ Steve Ranger (19 January 2017). "How Mark Shuttleworth became the first African in space and launched a software revolution". Tech Republic.
  7. ^ "South African to Become First Insured Space Tourist". Bloomberg. 24 April 2002.
  8. ^ "SA billionaire Shuttleworth loses R250 million tax case". BusinessTech. RDM News. 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ Maria Danilova (21 April 2007). "Space billionaire returns to Earth". NBC News.
  10. ^ Jordan Novet (27 February 2020). "Microsoft 71-year-old billionaire Charles Simonyi still goes to work". CNBC.
  11. ^ Clara Moskowitz (24 March 2009). "U.S. Billionaire Set For 2nd Trip to Space".
  12. ^ Steven Bertoni (9 June 2011). "Why Cirque Du Soleil Billionaire Guy Laliberte Traveled To Space". Forbes.
  13. ^ CBC News (4 June 2009). "Cirque du Soleil founder to become 1st Canadian space tourist". CBC.
  14. ^ a b c d Joey Roulette (26 January 2021). "Axiom names first private crew paying $55 million for a trip to the ISS". The Verge.
  15. ^ a b Chelsea Gohd (12 July 2021). "Virgin Galactic Launches Richard Branson to Space in First Fully Crewed Flight of VSS Unity". Scientific American.
  16. ^ Elliot Santiago (20 July 2021). "Jeff Bezos and the Blue Origin Crew Successfully Complete Their Flight to Space". hypebeast.
  17. ^ Marcia Dunn (14 May 2021). "Japanese tycoon to warm up for his trip to the Moon by going to the International Space Station".
  18. ^ Sissi Cao (18 August 2021). "Billionaire Who Bought SpaceX's Moon Trip Selects Finalists to Join Him on the Voyage". Observer.
  19. ^ a b Christian Davenport (26 January 2021). "Meet the people paying $55 million each to fly to the space station". The Washington Post.
  20. ^ Katie Kapusta (27 February 2021). "Meet Larry Connor — The Man Piloting First-Ever Private Mission to the International Space Station". Spectrum News 1.
  21. ^ Hagai Amit; Shuki Sadeh (17 November 2020). "Made Millions in Africa, Taking Tom Cruise's Seat: Meet Eytan Stibbe, Billionaire Israeli Space Passenger". Haaretz.
  22. ^ Christian Davenport (26 May 2021). "Billionaire is latest to buy trip to space". The National Post.

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