The Hermes spacecraft by Hermesspace, named after the ancient Greek god “the Messenger”, is a suborbital space shuttle for everyone. Inspired by people who want to go into space but don’t want to spend a fortune to get there.
“There aren’t too many people who get to be astronauts,” explains Morris Jarvis, the founder of STAR Systems and the Hermes spacecraft. “I think anybody who wants to fly into space should have that opportunity.”
“Here at Star Systems, our goal is to break that glass ceiling with the Hermes Spacecraft: A Spacecraft For Everyone. We want everyone who has ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut to have that opportunity, without spending your life savings.
Hermes is designed to be piloted by a two-man crew, and will carry up to six passengers to an altitude of about 62 miles / 100 km, to experience weightlessness for around 15 minutes, before returning and landing horizontally, like the Space Shuttle.
Today Hermesspace has a full scale prototype of the Hermes structure.
“We’ve also made great progress on several other subsystems.
We need your help to create a full size prototype of our rocket motors.”