Space Tourism is becoming ever more popular now as the world evolves and scientists are making discoveries every day. It will soon become a permanent fixture of the transportation industry since modern people often need to get from point A to B very quickly.
Getting from one place to another is now easier because of transportation mechanisms like:
Cars are very common for taking people around, yet cars cannot take you to another country. This is where boats and planes come in. With boats, the journey is long so planes are the fastest thing to get back and forth to different countries. But what if I told you that there is a form of transport that can double the speed of planes to different countries. Well, now there is, with point-to-point space travel.
More people travel around the world than ever before. Nearly a hundred and 50 million passengers take international flights per year. Now there may be something even faster than planes to take us to different countries. `
With space tourism, getting to other countries will be much faster. People will be able to complete long-distance trips in less than half an hour. Imagine traveling anywhere on earth in less than an hour. Now that is revolutionary!
Point to Point Space Tourism
The idea is that you get into a rocket with roughly a hundred people blasting off above the atmosphere. You spend about an hour traveling above the earth before reaching the other side of the planet.
SpaceX estimates that they can do a trip from New York to Shanghai in this way in about 30-39 minutes. By 2030, the market for point-to-point space travel will be through the roof. It can be worth up to 20 billion dollars. Several space companies will soon provide this never seen before luxury.
There is a very short list of companies that would even think about doing point-to-point travel on earth. It is a very ambitious and forward-thinking plan, and those companies need to put a lot of work into this idea.
Cost, logistics, and safety are three big challenges that stand in the way of point-to-point space travel becoming a reality. The average cost of long-haul flights is 6 times less than point-to-point space travel but with time the prices may drop lower.
The market at this price isn’t looking good because one can only travel using this method for the experience and memory of doing so. Maintaining this fast-traveling lifestyle is only for the very rich.
Yet, it will be great for those traveling to business meetings halfway around the world as the time to arrive is comparative to that of a car ride. But with technology, these meetings can now take place online, or business persons can travel a few days in advance. So the advantages are significant, but the cost is the biggest problem faced. In years to come, let us hope that this will change and that we’ll evolve into a space-traveling nation.