Washington, D.C., July 14, 2002 – The National Space Society (NSS) and Space
Adventures, Ltd., have announced a joint program to promote commercial space
exploration and to advance the day when humans will live and work in space.
The two organizations will work together on a number of space tourism
initiatives including joint conferences and events.

“Tourism will be critical in creating the market for space settlement,” said
NSS Vice President of Public Affairs, Christopher M. Pancratz. “This
opportunity allows NSS to partner with the premier space tourism provider in
anticipation that mass-market space tourism will soon begin with sub-orbital
flights to altitudes exceeding 100 km.”

The partnership is also intended to provide NSS members with unique benefits
and to bring space advocates closer to the next frontier through a number of
Space Adventures’ experiences. NSS members will receive discounts on select
programs such as terrestrial tours, zero-gravity and supersonic jet flights,
and sub-orbital space flights. Space Adventures will also operate an NSS
members-only tour.

“We are proud to be partnering with NSS, the world’s oldest active space
advocacy organization,” said Space Adventures President and CEO Eric
Anderson. ‘Space Adventures looks forward to make the dream of space travel
a reality for their members and the general public.”

Space Adventures will also include a free one-year NSS membership with the
purchase of select space experiences.

The National Space Society, formed in 1974 by Wernher von Braun, is an
independent, non-profit space advocacy organization headquartered in
Washington, D.C. Its 35,000 members and over 50 chapters around the world
actively promote a spacefaring civilization. To join NSS or for more
information on the organization and space exploration, visit
http://www.nss.org or call 202-543-1900.

Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space tourism company, offers a
wide range of space experiences, from zero-gravity and Edge of Space
flights, cosmonaut training and space flight qualification programs, to
actual flights into space. Headquartered in Arlington, VA and with an office
in Moscow, Russia, Space Adventures is currently developing sub-orbital
space flights scheduled to operate in 2005. For more information, visit
http://www.spaceadventures.com or call 1-703-524-7172.