When it comes to tourism, it has no boundaries. Everyone likes to travel and enjoy life. They also have a strong desire to spend large amounts of time in space. So, Push the limits of traditional tourism with a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience that takes you beyond the planet (Yes, you are thinking right, it’s a space). In the space tourism industry, a special type of space race is developing as private corporations compete to be the first to launch commercial space travel for individuals.
Space tourism, as described in space research, has a broader meaning. It is a commercial space travel activity that includes watching a rocket launching, going to space as a passenger, astronomy, or flying to a space destination. Many firms are already providing commercial space travel services, but this time it isn’t to the moon. It’s a fight to see who will have the most power over the future of the commercial space travel business.
Some famous space companies are offering commercial space travel to billionaires such that SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin.
SpaceX – Commercial Space Travel
The SpaceX corporation is developing space tourism for the general public. This company has started the Inspiration4 mission for commercial space travel. Now, SpaceX is launching the Starship which is a newly developed rocket. This rocket can carry cargo or hundreds of people to the moon or Mars and is reusable. It comprises a Massive Booster and a Starship spacecraft. The next major goal for Starship is an orbital trip, which might take place in 2022.
Sir Richard Branson offering you to reserve a seat on the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) spacecraft of the Virgin Galactic space company for a trip to space. Passengers must spend an amount of $200K US dollars to wear a sophisticated spacesuit and accompany a team on a human commercial space mission outside our atmosphere’s extreme limits. Travelers can feel the zero-gravity when looking down at Earth after passing the barrier into space. Although planes aren’t ready to take off right now, tourists may sign up for a waiting list and pay a $20,000 advance to secure a spot.
The space organization Blue Origin is a famous name for commercial space traveling. It has launched the New Shepard rocket, in which a crew capsule is used for passengers. A powerful booster is used to send this capsule into suborbital space. On December 11, 2021, Blue Origin successfully launched its third New Shepard mission with six crew members from West Texas. Blue Origin is going to launch its fourth flight on New Shepard in 2022.