Space Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)

His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $ 10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-carrying craft to reach the edge of space. Within days of this historic event, Richard Branson announced that his new company, Virgin Galactic, would …
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