He’s over the moon about space tourism

CEO Eric Anderson's Space Adventures isn't your ordinary adventure-travel company.

Either selling outer-space vacations to wealthy business moguls is easy or Eric Anderson’s a superb salesman.

Just 33, Anderson is CEO of the decade-old company Space Adventures, a Northern Virginia-based firm that sells space trips aboard Russian spacecraft to extremely rich private citizens.

The price: $30 million to $40 million, depending on details of the trip. He’s been the middleman in all five deals in which the Russians have delivered a tourist to the International Space Station and returned them safely.

When he first started the venture, he said while traveling here recently on business, “Everyone said, ‘You’re crazy.’ ” But Anderson’s dad, a real estate entrepreneur, taught him to never take no for an answer, and he hasn’t.

“I’m the only one who can get you a trip into space,” he says while hurtling through Boston streets in a limousine on his way to speak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Source:  USA Today


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