Could we be Traveling to Space Any Time Soon?

Man looking into space
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Over the years since the first man walked on the moon, the fascination for space and space travel has only increased. As a result, many governments, companies, and organizations fund research into space travel. But is commercial space travel closer than we think? Well, we do, and here is why.

With the right amount
Anyone can enjoy a suborbital trip for the right piece of a mere half a million dollars. Still, for 50 million orbital expeditions available. Commercial space tourism is valued at more than 450 billion dollars and is only expected to grow and increase by 2040. These two different ‘types’ of space travel depend on how far the spacecraft is sent into orbit.

Jeff Bazos’ Blue Origin completed its first space tourism flight in July 2021. Sending people safely to space for a quick 10-minute trip to space. Other companies such as SpaceX, which is Elon Musks’ company. Managed to send a group of four private citizens to orbit for a three-day trip through orbit in 2021.

For the mega-wealthy, it is expected that in 2025. There will be a space hotel that can accommodate 28 people. With a bigger voyager station able to house 400 guests, which is scheduled to open in 2027. As of now, commercial space travel is only possible for the mega-super wealthy However, we are all hoping that the average person will soon be able to experience a trip to space.