Space tourism seems like a pretty outlandish statement; more fitting in a sci-fi movie than reality. Virgin Galactic started the trend after their formation in 2004, promising 300 of their ‘astronauts’ – who had paid $200,000 to get a seat – they would reach space by 2011. There was no such flight, however, and space tourism is still yet to become a reality.
Progress is being made, though and Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides has predicted the first flight will take place in 2018. With advances into space tourism coming thick and fast, would you consider going into space?