Civilian space travel for relaxation trips is known as space tourism. Humans have always wished to travel in space for an extended period of time. According to a space study, Space tourism has a wider perspective. Space tourism is a commercialized activity involving space activities such that observing a rocket launch, flying to space as a tourist person, astronomy, or traveling to a space location. Space tourism is divided into three categories: orbital, suborbital, and lunar space tourism.
Civilian space travel has been a hot matter for a long time, due to plenty of films, TV shows, and literature. Many companies are offering space travel recently but It’s not about to the moon this time. It is a battle to see who will control the future space travel market. It’s a race mainly among billionaire entrepreneurs and privatized spaceflight businesses, rather than a battle between governments.
In total, more than 15 civilians traveled to space in 2021, making it a busy year for civilian space tourism. Richard Branson (British entrepreneur) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) both traveled to space this year on rockets built by their own organizations, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin – each trip lasting less than 11 minutes.
SpaceX has sent a rocket to space on Sep. 15 which include four crew members. This Spaceship has traveled 3 days in earth orbit. The founder of the company SpaceX, “Elon Musk” was also included in this flight.
Do you know the recent space missions? Do you fascinate by the increasing interest of people in space exploration? Do you believe that space travel for civilians will be as common as today’s plane travel?
Who is offering space traveling?
Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Axiom Space, Boeing, and Space Perspective are among the six prominent space corporations that are organizing or developing tourism flights to space.
Boeing and Axiom are planning to fly on orbital trips, while Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are focusing on suborbital space tours. On the other hand, SpaceX is putting a focus on space travel for lunar exploration in the future. Space Perspective is planning a new balloon-based technology to take passengers to the stratosphere layer, with commercial flights set to begin in 2024.
Cost to travel in space
Blue Origin company is offering a suborbital flight of 11 minutes at the rate of $300K US dollars at the height of 100Kms. Virgin Galactic space corporation has a ticket of $250K US dollars for a suborbital flight of two hours. Axiom Space is offering a 10 days long orbital flight at the rate of $55 million US dollars
Space Perspective is offering a six hours long flight above the 32Km of the earth at the rate of $125K US dollars.