How Much Does A Trip to Space Cost?
Most civilians have watched the progress of the space program, sending astronauts off into orbit while staying back here on terra firma. Many of us have wanted to go to space ourselves. Though still a bit exhorbitant, here are some options:
Led by Richard Branson Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo comes appointed with smart seating, a generaous window view and floating experence. Reservations cost $150k with the flight total at $450k. The trip lasts an about 90 minutes and operates out of Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Taking private astronauts to the edge of space, the New Shepard vehicle by Blue Origin has reportedly lifted passengers for a little as nothing, if you are the right person, to as much as an auction ride at $28 million. The company claims $100 million in ticket sales.
Already saving NASA roughly $100 million per flight to the space station SpaceX is an organization that is in serious competition for the consumer space dollar. As Elon Musk, the head and Chief Designer, has publicly revealed plans to head for the moon, with colonization of mars to follow.