Thinking space tourism is a pipe dream for the distant future? Think again. Virgin Galactic is gearing up to deliver this service for $200,000 per ride starting in 2010. This may sound like an urban legend, but the groundbreaking of New Mexico’s spaceport last week in Upham was real. XCOR Aerospace and Armadillo Aerospace are developing spacecraft that could drop the per-flight cost to $100K, and those are just initial prices. What do you think these costs will be in just ten years?

view of earth from space

Hold on to your hat, Buck Rogers. Our blue planet beckons.

a boy dreaming of flight

Empower the dreamers. Our day to slip the surly bonds of earth is coming. 🙂

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