By Craig Paige, February 1st, 2024
The 100 Fundadores community collaborates with IFG Capital to invest in Space Perspective, setting a new standard in luxury space tourism with Spaceship Neptune's carbon-neutral voyages.
A new chapter has emerged in the realm of space tourism, with Miami's 100 Fundadores community, through their partnership with IFG Capital, making a significant investment in Space Perspective, the trailblazing company known for pioneering the world's first carbon-neutral spaceflight experience.
This strategic investment arrives shortly after the historic Ax-3 launch by Axiom Space, an event that made headlines for its all-European crew, including veteran astronaut Michael López-Alegría, who carries both Spanish and American citizenship. As the space industry captivates a global audience and accelerates international involvement, the 100 Fundadores have seized an opportunity to align with the booming space economy and the luxury experiences it promises.
Space Perspective is setting a new standard for space travel by offering a high-end journey to the edge of Earth's atmosphere. The company's Spaceship Neptune, a pressurized capsule, will ascend to the heavens suspended beneath a colossal SpaceBalloon™. A feat of both engineering and luxury, the space vessel will ferry eight Explorers aloft, treating them to pampering in a Space Spa, exquisite cuisine, and unparalleled views through the largest windows ever introduced to space.
Oscar S. Garcia, Chairman and CEO of InterFlight Global Corporation and IFG Capital, alongside Christian Altaba, Founder of the 100 Fundadores, has led the private equity round. The duo, known for rocketing a nascent satellite technology firm to NASDAQ prominence within four years, now looks forward to charting a similar trajectory in the space tourism market with their latest investment.
The implications of the 100 Fundadores' involvement with Space Perspective extend beyond mere financial support. The group's taste for exceptional consumer experiences will cultivate further collaborations and co-branding efforts. For instance, the recent partnership with Mercedes-Maybach has integrated the luxury car brand into the Space Perspective experience, where an all-electric Maybach will transport Explorers to their flights, epitomizing comfort and sophistication from start to finish. Talks are ongoing with other upscale brands to amplify the luxury aspect of the venture.
Christian Altaba views the investment as a means to ride the wave of change and harness the potential of the space tourism sector, positioning the 100 Fundadores at the forefront of the expanding multi-trillion-dollar space economy. Echoing this sentiment, Mr. Garcia highlights the profound impact space travel has on individuals, as Explorers will return transformed with a fresh perspective on the world and humanity's role within it.
Space Perspective has been founded by Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, two seasoned players in the field of human spaceflight. Their involvement has been pivotal in the creation of Spaceship Neptune, which offers a serene six-hour excursion to the boundary of space. The experience is as much about the view as it is about comfort, with details such as Wi-Fi and fine dining set against the backdrop of the cosmos. The venture is driven by a mission to make space more accessible and has attracted a diverse investor portfolio, indicative of a global embrace of the space tourism ethos.
From the sun-drenched coasts of Florida, Space Perspective is steadily advancing, with the world watching as luxury and exploration interlace to redefine the bounds of human experience.