Space travel is coming sooner than you think. You’d reserve a seat like you book an airline ticket and go to space, simple, right? Experience the vastness of space and see the complete earth in real. Want to experience? Just wait little more!! It’s coming.
Commercial space travel is not a new concept it has existed for a very long time. The main problem was cost but thanks to new technologies – companies like SapceX has implemented reusable rockets technology that brings down the costs tremendously. Now sending rockets to space is becoming more cheaper.
1. Take a Ballon to Space
Some other companies like World View has implemented new systems like space balloons that go to suborbital level from where you can experience edges of earth. It really gives you a better appreciation. People from all over the world has bought tickets to fly. The price is $75,000 and the oldest person is in their 80s. It’s truly exciting for people to visit space.
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A totally different experience
The ballon is made up of a combination of plastic composite and very strong, high tech resins. And it’s about the size of a football stadium.
2. Virgin Galactic Commercial Passenger Spaceflights
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Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is on track to begin commercial passenger spaceflights before the end of next year, the company’s chief executive said.
3. Rocket to Space – Longer Space Tours
The Russian space agency Roscocosmos approved reusable rocket designs from the private Russian space travel company KosmoKurs, which hopes, beginning in 2020, to begin transporting tourists into space 124 miles above the surface of the earth for between $200,000 and $250,000 a head.
Top Companies Leading the Way in Space Travel Development
In December 2010, SpaceX became the first privately funded company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft when Dragon returned safely to earth.
NASA has plans to use Dragon on resupply missions to the International Space Station, bringing supplies — and up to seven people — to the station. SpaceX was founded by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk in 2002.
The CST-100 is designed to be able to remain in-orbit for up to seven months and can be reused for up to ten missions.
Boeing has plans to serve the BA330 with its CST-100 space capsule.
One of the company’s stated aims is to lower the cost of spaceflight, making sub-orbital trips into space a real possibility for private citizens.