Space Tourism

Today Virgin Galactic launched a rocket with six passengers, including seventy-year-old Richard Branson. The trip was successful in reaching space, and the crew returned safely.

Space travel isn’t new, but making it available for purchase to ordinary people is. Virgin Galactic is going after this market, and it’s not the only one. Blue Origin, SpaceX, and others are looking to do something similar. In fact, Blue Origin’s founder, Jeff Bezos, will be part of the crew on the company’s first human flight later this month.

I’m not passionate about space and haven’t followed it closely, but space tourism is intriguing to me. I’m very curious about the possibilities. I’ll be learning more and closely watching this evolve.