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Commercialized Space Travel: Business In The Final Frontier

December 18th 2015

For several years, commercialized space travel has buzzed around Wall Street boardrooms. In fact, many American business’ now consider space, “the universal marketplace of the future.”

Whereby, just recently, in 2013 actually… Virgin CEO Richard Branson, raised space prices, for a voyage departing Earth. And that Summer, under the subsidiary, “Virgin Galactic,” Branson promised investors, “trips into space.” But then later that Summer, Branson then lit one of his first rocket motors on a prototype space voyage! Nevertheless, that same day Virgin Galactic’s pre-sale price for a ticket into orbit, also sky-rocketed from $200,000… to $250,000 dollars.

And it was then… at that moment in history, when the idea of commercialized space travel began sounding realer and realer.

But furthermore, in 2014, Virgin Galactic claimed 700 tickets had been sold thus far departing Earth for space. (This was according to CNN.) And now today, Virgin Galactic claims that they’ve currently accepted 80 million dollars, in pre-sale deposits, “for future voyages departing Earth.”

Virgin Galactic's "Spaceship 2"

Virgin Galactic’s “Spaceship 2,” ran a test flight through Earth’s stratosphere at 71,000 feet, in 2014. Image via Google search.

But similarly Space X, like Virgin Galactic, has also made headline's this year for also pioneering commercialized space travel. In fact, in the forthcoming, “space industry,” Space X has also begun selling tickets into space. Nevertheless, Space X, has also been attempting to build, “re-usable rockets,” that according to scientists could one day make space travel more affordable!

yet, currently at NASA rockets break into sections during flights into space making costs for these voyages high and cumbersome. So for this reason, Elon Musk, the founder of Space X, has been working to create a re-usable rocket, which allegedly could give his company the upper hand in the forthcoming, “space industry.”

So the question then becomes, “will space voyages, become the next big industrial sector?” And if so, how far are consumers willing to go for a trip into space? And those questions, along with many others, have not yet been answered. However, companies like Space X might be taking passengers into orbit sooner than science fiction may indicate.

Space X, has posted this mission statement, on it’s company website.

“Our launch manifest is populated by a diverse customer base, including space station resupply missions, commercial satellite launch missions and US government science and national security missions.”

But how long until commercialized space travel becomes a commonplace reality?

And this past year, Space X began undertaking billions of dollars worth of government contracts, for space related assignments with the goal to make that happen sooner than we think!

So what do you think? Is commercial space travel the wave of the future? And do you want to go into orbit?

The Human Race?

And imagine… people living on the Moon. Furthermore, imagine the human race, evolving into a new gravity and a new human form, from living on other planets!

Because perhaps a moon colony might even evolve into a new species of humanoid altogether? “And this effect,” could realistically occur in the near future. Which is to say, that due to the differences in gravity and available resources, on the lunar surface, people’s bodies could evolve. So furthermore, how would a lifetime or two, on the moon’s ecosystem, cause the human race to evolve physically? And this could also become a seemingly unforeseen offshoot, resulting from future space exploration and colonization.

Otherwise, what says, “it’s time to address economic inequality,” quite like a private space ship, sitting on your neighbor’s lawn?

And the possibilities of commercialized space travel are endless… and as 2015 comes to a close, our future looks that much more amazing.

By: William Larsen

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