As you may or may not know, Virgin Owner(Airlines/Mobile) Richard Branson is planning on sending ordinary people(Well Non Astronauts) into space with Virgin Galactic, as long as they can afford the $20 to $30 Million Pricetag(hence not Ordinary), and it seems almost 500 people have signed up!! Hit the Jump.
Although nearly 500 people have signed up, Only 7 people actually paid that price. Other Firms have started building their own spacecrafts to privately go into the great beyond, and some don’t just want to transport people but also other payloads(which is nervous, where are payloads going, and WHAT payload??).
“There are fascinating businesses that may come that would be tremendously exciting,” said Carissa Christensen, managing partner of the Tauri Group, which is working on a commercial space market study to be released in May. “There also are tremendous financial challenges, requiring enormous capital, and there are risks,” she said.
Apparently, this NEW industry even has the adult entertainment industry ‘excited’ about what it does, as Virgin G. reportedly has turned down a million dollar offer for a “Sex-in-space” movie. Cray
We will have to keep our eye on the development of this Industry, it feels like this is where the Next Great Job Boom will come from!!!!
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