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.

Source: World View

A totally different experience

Of course, it’s not actually space – balloons only travel to a height of between 30-40km, with 36km being seen as optimum; to reach what is defined as space, you need to travel to a height of 100km. “But it is pretty close and it gives you a totally different experience,” says Michael Lopez-Alegria, former NASA astronaut and president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

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

Credit: Virgin Galactic

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.

For years, Branson has been optimistically forecasting the start of rides aboard SpaceShipTwo, an air-launched suborbital spaceplane that is designed to carry six passengers and two pilots to an altitude of about 62 miles (100 kilometers).

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.

It’s the most interesting space tour category because it puts you in the sub-orbital level for about 10 days so your experience the most out of it. The price is gonna go much less in next 5 years.

Jeff Bezos’ space tourism company Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX which will offer a roughly similar service to tourists who can afford the heavy price tags on such journeys.

Top Companies Leading the Way in Space Travel Development

SpaceX

California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (better known as SpaceX) is working on reusable launch vehicles, the Dragon spacecraft, and the Falcon — a super-heavy lift vehicle.

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.

Boeing

Boeing is developing the CST-100 space capsule using financial assistance from NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. (CST is short for Crew Space Transportation.)

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.

Bigelow

This Nevada-based company is working on a six-person inflatable space station called the BA330 aimed at the commercial and government manned spaceflight markets.

Boeing has plans to serve the BA330 with its CST-100 space capsule.

Blue Origin

Created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin is a privately funded aerospace company that’s working on New Shepard, a vertical take-off and landing vehicle designed to bring a small number of astronauts on a sub-orbital journey into space.

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.