Based in Poway, California, Benson Space Company is a commercial space tourism venture with an ambitious goal to be the first-to-market for commercial suborbital flights.
Founder and CEO, Jim Benson, is dedicated to opening up space travel for all of humanity, creating the possibility that anyone who wants to go to space will be able to, safely and affordably, so that they can experience first-hand the ultimate thrill of suborbital spaceflight.
Here’s the exciting news. Benson Space Company is different from many of the ‘other guys’ attempting to transport civilians to space. Instead of being dropped from a carrier aircraft after an hour and a half of circling the skies -- far beyond the sight of your family and friends -- you will be able to directly and immediately experience a real launch, from the ground, blasting off straight up, just like a space shuttle launch!
Routine and affordable human space flight has been the dream of millions for over a century. Benson Space Company intends to make safe, routine space flight a reality within the next three years.
Benson Space Company is a new commercial venture founded by Jim Benson, founder of SpaceDev and Compusearch. Over the last several years, SpaceDev has been profitable and highly successful in designing and manufacturing innovative, new, low-cost, advanced space technologies for government and commercial customers
While SpaceDev is a space technology developer, Benson Space Company will be a space system operator. A similar situation exists between satellite manufacturers like Alcatel and Boeing (SpaceDev), and operators like EchoStar and Inmarsat (Benson Space).
Benson Space Company is pursuing the new market opportunities made possible by SpaceDev technology. We plan to purchase SpaceDev's Dream Chaser spaceships and operate them commercially. Suborbital personal spaceflight, proven feasible by Paul Allen's historic SpaceShipOne, is poised to become a new and exciting multi-billion dollar segment of the rapidly growing global tourism market, and Benson Space Company will make it happen.
Benson Space Company intends to quickly leverage the BSC space ship to be first to market with a proven, safe and highly profitable space vehicle suitable for both suborbital and orbital space transportation. As more personal spaceflights are conducted, the price per ticket is expected to drop by a factor of ten over the first ten years of operations.
To open space for all of humanity.
Space is the infinite frontier, which assures infinite opportunities. Benson Space Company will profitably lead the way to the Moon, Asteroids, Mars, and beyond the stars.