Saturday, December 05, 2009
As long as the craft is safe and reliable it will be a guaranteed success - $200,000 for a quick trip to space may seem like a lot but the waiting list has already topped a phenomenal 65,000 this summer, so even before the first flight there is at least a total of $13 billion ready to be spent by customers. Hopefully once flights begin people will wake up and realize just how much money there is to be made in this area. Space tourism has thus far remained almost entirely untapped. Or to be precise, 99.999999895% untapped (6,692,030,277 people minus the seven that have made it to space on their own money).