US Airways and Space Adventures, Ltd., have
formed an exclusive new exclusive business agreement where US Airways’
Dividend Miles members will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn
and redeem frequent flyer miles for travel to the ultimate tourist
destination — outer space. US Airways is the world’s first airline to offer
mileage accrual and redemption for space travel.

In addition to an actual flight to space, US Airways’ Dividend Miles can be
earned and redeemed for Space Adventures’ zero gravity and supersonic
high-altitude jet flights, as well as astronaut-led shuttle launch tours.

“US Airways and Space Adventures have created an incredible opportunity that
only can be imagined by most people today,” said US Airways Senior Vice
President of Marketing B. Ben Baldanza. “We are delighted to join with
Space Adventures in this exciting new out-of-this-world endeavor.”

“We are proud to have US Airways as Space Adventures’ official domestic
airline,” said Eric Anderson, President and CEO of Space Adventures. “We
look forward to taking their passengers farther and higher than they have
ever gone before.”

US Airways Dividend members can earn and redeem miles through participating
in any of the following Space Adventures’ programs:

Shuttle Launch Tours: With an astronaut as host, Dividend Miles members can
experience the thrill of a live countdown and launch at the Kennedy Space
Center in Florida.

Zero-Gravity Flights: Participants can float weightlessly just like the
astronauts at the formerly top secret Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
in Star City, Russia.

Edge of Space Flights: Expert test pilots take participants aboard a MiG-25
supersonic jet to a speed of over two and one half times the speed of sound
(Mach 2.5) and above 80,000 feet, where one can see the curvature of the
Earth and the blackness of space.

Sub-Orbital Space Flights: Space Adventures will offer Dividend Miles
members a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to space! Participants will
be able to climb aboard a sub-orbital spacecraft and fly to an altitude of
62 miles (100 km), experience several minutes of weightlessness and see the
planet from space. Upon return to Earth, participants earn their astronaut
wings! Flights are planned for 2004-2005.

For more information about this unique opportunity, please visit or

Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space tourism company, offers a
wide range of space experiences, from zero-gravity and high-altitude
supersonic flights, cosmonaut training and space flight qualification
programs on Earth, to actual flights into space. Space Adventures has
provided clients like Dennis Tito and Mark Shuttleworth with the
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to the International Space Station.
With offices in Arlington, Va. and Moscow, Russia, Space Adventures is
developing a U.S.-based spaceport from which passenger sub-orbital space
flights will begin operations before 2005. For more information about Space
Adventures, visit or call 1-888-85-SPACE or

US Airways, the US Airways Express carriers and US Airways Shuttle provide
service to 207 destinations worldwide, including 38 states in the U.S.,
Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cancun, Cozumel, Freeport, Grand Cayman,
Montego Bay, Nassau, San Juan, Santo Domingo, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St.
Thomas and St. Maarten. In Canada, US Airways serves Toronto, Montreal, and
Ottawa, and in Europe, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Manchester,
Munich, Paris and Rome.


Contact information:

US Airways

David Castelveter


Space Adventures Ltd.

Tereza Predescu