Space tourism is the idea of traveling to space for recreational purposes. The first space tourist was a millionaire, Dennis Tito, who paid $20 million to fly on a Russian rocket to the International Space Station in 2001.
Space tourism is a growing industry and it is expected that by 2030, there will be one million people that have signed up for space tourism.
The main reason why this industry has grown so much in recent years is because of the falling price of launching satellites into orbit and reusable rockets.
The first commercial flight for space tourism was with Virgin Galactic in 2004. They started taking reservations for their flights back in 2005 but since then they have had many delays and problems with their launch vehicle which has pushed back the date of their first commercial flight.
Space tourism is the act of traveling to outer space for leisure, as a business, or for research. Tourism in space can be funded by a number of different parties including private companies, government agencies, and individuals.
In the near future, space tourism will be a reality. Private companies like Virgin Galactic are working on getting tourists into space. And it’s not just about going to outer space – they want to offer experiences that are more than just being in a capsule rocketing into the sky and then back down again. They want to provide an experience that is comparable to something you might have experienced at Disney World or Universal Studios – but this time you’ll go past the atmosphere and all the way up into orbit with zero gravity and see Earth from high above.
Space tourism is one of the most expensive forms of tourism. It is a new and exciting form of travel that many people are now looking to take part in. However, space tourism is not for everyone. There are many reasons why people might not want to go on a space vacation, but it can be an amazing experience for those who are interested and have the funds to do so.
Space tourism has been around since 2001 when Dennis Tito became the first space tourist by paying $20 million to visit the International Space Station (ISS). Since then, there have been many wealthy individuals who have taken part in this form of travel. This includes celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio. The first commercial flight took place in 2001 when Richard Branson launched Virgin Galactic with two pilots on board.
by Δήμητρα Γκάγκα