Space tourism - a very real prospect

Researchers experience weightlessness during a parabolic flight  (photo:dpa)
Researchers experience weightlessness during a parabolic flight (photo:dpa)

Private manned spaceflight is about to revolutionise aerospace. Aviation companies worldwide are vying with each other to develop space-going craft and space hotels to offer privately-funded individuals the opportunity to experience the life of an astronaut. Space travel is now a very real possibility for the general public – the very rich public. This report looks at just how close companies are to offering holidays in space and give future generations the chance to visit the stars.

AS NASA retracts its space programme, there is a vogue among private space companies to boldly go where the American space agency was once heading.



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