The Dawn of (Non-Branson) Space Tourism

SpaceX's reality vs. Virgin Galactic's fantasy

“Suddenly Space Tourism Is Looking Like a Real Market”

Space News headline, 08 November 2004

After a decade and a half of disappointment, the prospect of passengers paying their way to space is tantalizingly close.

And Richard Branson’s “commercial Spaceline” won’t be providing the transportation.

Virgin Galactic, recipient of more than $200 million in s…

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