Space Project 2019

The Project to go into Space is finally quite recent, it goes back to April 2016.

This is the logical continuation of my first stay in Star City (Moscow, Russia) in April 2016, during which I was able to experience my first flight in Zero Gravity and follow several modules of my Cosmonaut Training.

In July 2018, I was approached by the President and Founder of the Institution 3i3s, whose goal is to promote Space and Satellite activities worldwide. He followed me on social networks and thought that I would be a good candidate for the position of Senior Advisor Switzerland, which of course I immediately accepted.

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

At the end of 2018, shortly after my 2nd stay in Star City (Moscow, Russia), which included training on the Sokol Spacesuit and many other equally exciting training modules, I was soon promoted to Executive Senior Vice President Space Tourism by Mr. Philippe BOISSAT, President and Founder of 3i3s.

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

I began to dream, seeing myself frequenting future Space Tourists, traveling in the world of Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin and suddenly, one night, I had a revelation!

I knew now how to finance my ticket for Space. From then on, I had only to launch my project forward and follow it, so it attracted me faster and faster.

I received the support very interested of the medias (radio, TV, written press, media on the internet) and sometimes even on the front page !

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

I devoted a lot of time and energy to the creation and implementation of this project, especially by creating an image perfectly in line with what I wanted to achieve, flying to Space as the 2nd Swiss Astronaut and this from the beginning. One of my friends said to me one day: “you built your own poster and you came in it, bravo ! He was so right …

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

My project is far from being selfish, since if it reaches its goal (20’000 active members across the planet in 1 year), 5 people having believed in my project and having supported me will have the chance to be able to fly with me to Space, at the “derisory” rate of CHF. 100.- per ticket, instead of the US$ 250,000 requested by Virgin Galactic or US$ 35,000,000 for a stay in the International Space Station.

Blue Origin has planned to give their price in 2019, but the order of magnitude will probably be US$ 200’000-250’000 per ticket.

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

So, having dreamed of becoming a Cosmonaut, I followed a good part of their training, after dreaming of meeting these Heroes of Space, I met, saw, listened to some of the most famous of them including

  • Buzz ALDRIN (2nd man to walk on the Moon),
  • Charlie DUKE (10th man to walk on the Moon),
  • Alexei LEONOV (1st man to have made an exit in Space),
  • Yuri ONUFRIENKO (former Russian Cosmonaut, Commander of the ISS and Hero of Russia),
  • Sergei ZALYOTIN, (former Russian Cosmonaut on MIR/ISS and Hero of Russia),
  • Frank DE WINNE (Chief of Europeans Astronauts),
  • Claude NICOLLIER (1st and only Swiss to have been in Space (4x),
  • Jean-François CLERVOY (Famous French Spationaut, organizer of Zero-G flights with Novespace).

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

Finally, after dreaming of flying to Space, I now have a real chance which I could share, which is to cross the Karman line, located at 100 kilometers above sea level, to see our planet Earth, from up there, with my own eyes, floating in weightlessness …

Boris Otter / 12.04.2019

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.

“Because life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”.

“Boris Otter flying weightlessness”.