AERA (AERAspace Corporation) refers to a prospective space tourism company that claims it will operate "the safest space flight system ever created." Altairis, SACI's first generation suborbital spacecraft. It is vertically launched, lands horizontally and can send seven passengers to space. The first flight was originally scheduled for 2006, however this had slipped to mid-2009 . As of October, 2010, the indicates that it is temporarily down, with a 2009 copyright notice.
While the company has been highly secretive regarding its internal activities, some sources outside the company claim that the design of the Altairis was begun in the late 1990s, and that AERA has completed significant hardware testing.