Space closer to dominance: space tourism sets the direct trend
“Discounts of up to 30% on your next stay on the moon.” This sci-fi phrase may be closer than ever to occupying the pages of portals like Booking or Expedia. The space tourism race, led by business leaders, is advancing by leaps and bounds
Blue Origin, founded by Jeff Bezos, has set April as its target. The Amazon CEO thought so that month You will be able to transport the first passengers to space Thanks to his new Shepherd missile. Bezos’ ambitious target became known after he successfully completed the fourteenth test flight of his propeller on January 14.
According to a report published by CNBC, Blue Origin plans to launch a second test flight in about six weeks, in mid-February. If carried out successfully, it will be a precursor to the first manned flights.
But Bezos isn’t the only person looking to gain a foothold in this new sector. Billionaire Richard Branson launched the first satellites into space this week through his Virgin Orbit company. “A new portal to space has just openedVirgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart said in a statement.
“This remarkable journey is the culmination of many years of hard work and will also unleash a new generation of innovators on their way into orbit,” Hart continued.
And it couldn’t be a nascent sector on the road to success if Elon Musk wasn’t into it. The CEO of Tesla is also the CEO of SpaceX, a North American space service company.
Musk’s men sent two astronauts into space last May. Both NASA employees arrived at the space station at The first manned space flight in history aboard a non-state ship. The launch opened the door to the possibility of commercial flights to outer space.