The Coming Boom In Space Tourism
Jaunted shares an interesting analysis today, regarding the future of private space travel.
Jaunted shares an interesting observation today, regarding the future of private space travel. They compare the US government's recent killing of NASA's moon program, where $6 billion was re-distributed into promoting private spaceflight, to the early years of the airline industry.
Instead of using NASA's space shuttles to move our astronauts back and forth, the government would contract private firms to do the flying. The goal is to kill two birds with one budgetary allocation: the US would get to maintain its presence in space even while it injected badly-needed funds into the country's growing space tourism industry.