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KLM Offers Free Space Flights

The long held dream of mankind to enter space and thereby observe our beautiful earth from high above will become reality for the larger public in 3 years. In 2014 KLM will open a revolutionary Space Port on Curacao.

KLM has confirmed media reports that the company is backing plans by Space Experience Curacao to offer space trips from the Dutch Caribbean Island in just three years. The best KLM customers are able to earn points for a free space flight.

The first flights are to be made from a cosmodrome in Curacao, which is scheduled for completion in 2014. KLM has signed up for the first space flights over the island. The airline says it would like to handle the promotion and sale of the tickets, which will cost 70,000 Euros.

The Dutch people have always been bold entrepreneurs. They were among the first to conquer the world seas in the 16th and 17th Century in search for trade. Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) was one of the first commercial airlines founded in 1919, and the one of the very few that still exists. Space Experience Curacao (SXC) will add a historic dimension to the legacy of the Flying Dutchman by facilitating galactic travel and transport and thereby helping to open space for new benefits for mankind.