“If you aim at nothing, then you will have amazing accuracy,” he says with a sincerity that immediately grabs attention.
Nik Halik is not your average Aussie millionaire.
Nik Halik is the Founder and CEO of Financial Freedom Institute (FFI), Money Masters Global and co-founder of The Intelligence Group of companies. He is a Global Wealth Strategist, Successful Entrepreneur, and International Speaker. Nik Halik became a multi-millionaire and amassed great wealth through savvy investments in Property and the Stock Market in his late 20’s. His group of companies have financially educated and life coached over 200,000 individuals globally. But he’s achieved so much more! He’s also an Astronaut, High Adrenalin Adventurer and Best Selling Author.
Among his various expeditions, he was one of the first Australians to dive down five miles and land on the bow of the Titanic. He has summited the highest mountains in the world and was one of the privileged select explorers in the world to view the curvature of the earth from the edge of space. He is the very first flight-qualified and certified civilian astronaut from Australia and is also set to become the first ever Australian and private space explorer to rocket to outer space and temporarily reside on Earth’s only manned outpost in orbit, the International Space Station.
AS A child growing up in Melbourne’s Airport West, Nik Halik read Herge’s “Destination Moon” and dreamed of walking on the moon, just like Tintin. He won’t land on the moon but he will come close to achieving that dream by spending $3 million.
He has been selected as the back-up for the next commercial flight to the Russian International Space Station, run by the world’s first space airline, Space Adventures.
“I have already been to the edge of space, 20 miles (32 kilometres) from the surface of the earth,” he said. “Now we are talking about 250 miles from the earth.”
If billionaire computer game developer Richard Garriott fails his tests to get on board, Nik Halik said he would take over. Mr Garriott is paying $30 million to head up the mission to the space station in October 2008. Being back-up also put him in a good position to lead the next flight in 2009.
“My primary goal is to walk on the surface of the moon,” Mr Halik said. “The International Space Station is close enough for the time being.”
I bet he will do it too. He isn’t called “thrillionaire” for nothing!