Astronaut Orientation


Start your space journey with an immersive introduction to modern-day space exploration, including an Astronaut Orientation, zero-g, and high-g flights.


LOCATION: Pyla-Sur-Mer, France; Orlando, Florida, USA
DURATION: 3 Days, 4 Nights
AVAILABILITY: Available now


Orbite’s 3-day, 4-night immersive program is designed to holistically prepare you for your space journey. Expert astronaut trainers will teach the Astronaut Orientation program, and participants will learn the basics of modern space exploration and experience microgravity and high-g first hand on parabolic and high-speed airplanes. The program is taught by top instructors and VIP speakers. Guests will be offered a uniquely memorable space food lab workshop and tasting encounter led by Michelin Star Chef Alain Ducasse, who is responsible for special meals on the ISS. The 10-guest limit and high-end accommodations ensure that guests receive the highest-quality personalized service.

Example itinerary:

DAY 0: Arrival & welcome reception

DAY 1: Astronaut orientation

- Morning: Intro to space vehicles & destinations
- Afternoon: Meditation training & virtual reality (VR) spacecraft & mission simulation
- Lunch / Dinner: 'Michelin Star' Space Food Lab event

DAY 2: Zero-G

- Morning: VIP tour of a spaceflight facility
- Afternoon: Microgravity flight experience & training
- Evening: Special event

DAY 3: High-G

- Morning: High-g flight experience & training
- Afternoon: Graduation ceremony with champagne
- Evening: Graduation dinner

DAY 4: Team departure

Please contact SpaceVIP for additional information specific to each location.


Sponsorship: Sponsor an individual or group experience.


Minimum age is 12 years old for the high-g flight. Participants under 14 years old require written approval from a parent or guardian. Participants must be at least 5’4” tall and be able to reach the foot pedals.

All zero-g participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent on the flight. The minimum age for the zero-g flight is 14 in France and 8 in the US.

All guests participating in an Astronaut Orientation program must:

Complete all required liability waiver forms and medical attestation of good health forms (from Orbite and support providers). Forms must be returned 15 days prior to start of program
Have a negative PCR test (72 hrs prior) or valid COVID Vaccination card
Make a 50% deposit to secure your spot upon booking. Remaining 50% payment due 60 days prior to program date

Have fun!



Brienna Rommes
Director of Astronaut Training - Orbite

Pyla-sur-Mer, France; Orlando, FL USA

Ms. Rommes is an accomplished Astronaut Trainer and Marine Biologist. She has trained over 750 future astronauts for space to date; including passengers for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo and Blue Origin. Previously, Ms. Rommes served as the Executive Director of Space Training and Research at the National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Laura André-Boyet
Astronaut Instructor – European Space Agency

Pyla-sur-Mer, France

After graduating with a double engineering degree in Biomedical Sciences, Ms. André-Boyet joined the Institute of Space Medicine. She is seconded to CADMOS-CNES as Manager of experiments in space physiology to develop and support in real time the first human physiology experiments carried out in the Columbus laboratory on board the International Space Station. In 2010, she joined the training division of the European Astronaut Centre (EAC), where she became an Astronaut Instructor and Director of Simulations at ESA.

Sophie Adenot
Helicopter Experimental Test Pilot - DGA

Pyla-sur-Mer, France

Ms. Adenot studied aeronautics and astronautics at SUPAERO and MIT. She performed CSAR (combat Search and Rescue) missions, had 2 tours in Afghanistan on the Caracal. She is the first French Woman helicopter experimental test pilot and a French Airforce Officer. Since 2019, she works for the French Defense Procurement agency, within the flight test center.

Lee Lauderback
CEO & Pilot Instructor - Stallion 51

Orlando, FL USA

Mr. Lauderback is President and CEO of Stallion 51 Corporation and is their chief flight instructor. He has over 22,000 flight hours in all types of aircraft including 9,500 hours in the P-51 Mustang. He is a certified single and multi-engine flight and ground instructor, holds an Airline Transport Pilot certification as well as instrument, helicopter and glider ratings. He is a certified FAA Experimental Aircraft Examiner and member of the Society of Test Pilots (SETP), often called upon to flight test various Vintage planes, helicopters and Turbojets before they are accepted.


Jean-François Clervoy
Astronaut & Chairman of Novespace

Pyla-sur-Mer, France

Mr Clervoy is graduated from École Polytechnique, Paris and École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace. In 1992, he joined the Astronaut Corps of the European Space Agency. He flew twice aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis and once aboard Discovery or a total of 675 hours in space. He worked on autopilot systems, flight software and robotics. Amongst other assignments, he is Chairman and strategy manager of Novespace, in charge of the parabolic flight program based in France.

Winston Scott

Orlando, FL USA

Winston Scott is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997 logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. Winston was also a naval pilot and has over 7,000 hours of flight time in 25 different military and civilian aircraft, and more than 200 shipboard landings.. He enjoys martial arts and holds a second-degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He also plays trumpet and plays in a jazz band.

Ducasse Conseil
Pyla-sur-Mer, France; Orlando, FL USA

Since 2004, in partnership with the CNES and the European Space Agency, Ducasse Conseil aims to create tasty, nutritious meals for astronauts. These dishes were developed according to specific requirements for the manufacturing of meals on board the International Space Station (ISS).