A Wishlist of 250 Known Personalities For Space Travel
Article by Mitchell J Schultz
I have compiled a dream list of well known international personalities in many areas of talent. Mostly derived from business, music, movies, authors, television, sports and cards. I am sure that there are many others who could have possible space flight interest that were not included. So if you know of any of these noted celebrities, or of others that might have the desire in going to space, please let them know about this article so they can become more aware of the opportunity. The selection is solely based on authors opinion of both being able to afford the programs as well as their possible desire to take on this experience. No use of any names is intended for any other purpose as no permission was granted for their use.
Although Virgin Galactic has obtained the most recognition to date, it should be established that there are several other notable space groups, such as XCOR, Space Adventures, SpaceX, Blue Origin, etc that are preparing for space travel. A few of the space companies are on the verge of begining their private space flight operations in 2012 to become an intregal part of pioneering the civilian space industry. With different flight models, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the several types of programs available, as cost ranges from ,000 to 0,000 and one can travel with others passengers or even alone. Go to Wikapedia and research ‘Space Tourism’.
We have broken our list by category even though some personalities could be placed in multiple classes. We have also selected the top earners in all appropriate sports divisions. We would love to announce those in their respective areas of expertise if they wish to become acknowledged for their future space flight participation. Some may have already registered and others may be on the edge to proceed. This is truly the ultimate high adventure experience of a lifetime.
Here’s our first list of 250 of the top Sports personalities:
AUTO RACING-Michael Schumacher, Dale Ernhardt,Jr, Jeff Gordon, Ralf Schumacher, Danica Patrick, Rick Hendrick, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick
BASKETBALL-Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Zach Randolph, Yao Ming, Gilbert Arenas, Pau Gasol, Michael Redd, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Rashard Lewis, Shaquille O’Neil, Andre Miller, Grant Hill, Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Jason Kidd, Racheed Wallace, Anfernee Hardaway
BASEBALL-Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Howard, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Lee, Miguel Cabrera, Johan Santana, Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, Manny Ramirez, Calos Delgado, Ichiro Suzuki, Randy Johnson, Mike Piazza, Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martinez, Jason Giambi, Shawn Green, Kevin Brown
BOXING- Mike Tyson, Oscar Delahoya, Felix Trinidad, Vladimir Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao, Joe Calzaghe, Roy Jones,Bernard Hopkins, Miguel Cotto, Kelly Pavlik, Floyd Mayweather, George Forman
GOLF-Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer, Paul Casey, Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker, Rory McIlroy, Robert Allenby, Tim Clark, Gregg Norman, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, David Toms, Kenny Perry, Justin Leonard, Stewart Cink
FOOTBALL- Drew Brees, Michael Vick, Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Terrell Suggs, Albert Haynesworth, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jason Smith, Julius Peppers, Vince Wilfork, DeAngelo Hall, Tyson Jackson, Mark Sanchez, DeMarcus Ware, Champ Bailey, Jevon Kearse, LaVar Arrington, Brian Urlacher, Carson Palmer, Grant Wistrom, Charles Rogers
HOCKEY-Vincent Lecavalier, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Chris Drury, Daniel Briere, Scott Gomez, Wade Redden, Jason Spezza, Marian Hossa, Brad Richards, Zdeno Chara, Marian Gaborik, Ilya Kovalchuk, Roberto Luongo, Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Joe Thornton, Brian Campbell, Daniel Alfredsson, Jay Bouwmeester, Shawn Horcoff, Jarome Iginla, Miikka Kiprusoff, Rick Nash, Kimmo Timonen, Lubomir Visnovsky, Henrik Lundqvist, Pavel Datsyuk, Dan Boyle, Paul Stastny, Corey Perry, Dion Phaneuf, Ryan Smyth, Thomas Vanek, Patrick Marleau, Ryan Miller, Chris Pronger, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Niklas Backstrom, Patrik Elias, Jean-Sebastien Gigure, Ed Jovanovski, Paul Kariya, Anze Kopitar, Ryan Malone, Evgeni Nabokov, Dany Heatley, Scott Niedermayer, Brian Rafalski, Michal Rozsival, Eric Staal, Tim Thomas
CARDS-Daniel Negreanu, Phil Helsmuth, Phil Ivey, Michael Moneymaker, Phil Gordon, Annie Duke, Johnny Chan, Stu Unger, Jennifer Tilly, David Levi, Chris Bell, Michael Gracz, Ravi Raphavan, Mike Matusow, Jamie Gold, Mike Sexton, Michael Mizrachi, Greg Raymer, Jerry Yang, Dan Harrington, Scotty Nguyen, Chris Ferguson, Juan Carlos Mortensen, Robert Varkonyi, Sam Farha, David Williams, Joe Hachem, Steve Dannenmann, Paul Wasicka, Tuan Lam, Peter Eastgate, Ivan Demidov, Joe Cada, Darvin Moon, Jonathan Duhamel, John Racener, Allen Cunningham, Jeff Madsen, Crandell Addington, Tom Schneider, Erick Lindgren, Jeff Lisandro, Frank Kassela, Annette Obrestad, John Juanda, Barry Shulman, James Bord, Fabrizio Baldassari
SOCCER-David Beckham, Raul Gonzalez, Karim Benzema, Daniel Alves, Carlos Tevez, Michael Ballack, Francesco Totti, Rio Ferdinand, Fabio Cannavaro, Fabio Cannavaro, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, Ricardo Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane
TENNIS-Roger Federer, Rafael Nadel, James Blake, Ana Ivanovic, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Venus Williams, Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Maria Sharapova
MISC-RELATED SPORTS- Michael Phelps, Lance Armstrong, Tony Hawk, Marc Spitz
How many of these sports celebrities will want to experience a suborbital space flight? That remains to be seen, however, its apparent that some of these well know personalities will definitely choose to go and I am hoping that once they become more familiar with the opportunity they will begin to register and bring in some of their friends.
The opportunity to experience space flight is now approaching quickly and as the participation lists start to grow it will fuel the desire for others. Now is the best time to discover this chance to be amongst those experiencing space travel. I hope to find some of these names on the list of the earliest civilian space pioneers.
About the Author
Mitchell J Schultz is a Space Tourism Specialst developing a space travel agency to provide information about the new Lynx spaceplane. Visit http://www.XtraordinaryAdventures.com/newsletter and sign up now for your FREE newsletter to keep current with civilian space travel.