|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 24, 2011 at 1:35 PM|
Welcome to A Holiday in Space, the internet's best resource for anyone who wants to become a space tourist.
If you're anything like me, as a child you were promised a glittering future of daily flights into orbit by the end of the 20th century. Now the 21st century is here and I don't even have a robot butler to mix my mojito, let alone a chance that my next holiday could take me into Earth orbit or further.
But I'm done cursing politicians for their lack of vision over human spaceflight. There's a new breed of spaceflight company looking to the skies and they don't live for taxpayer handouts. Lean, mean and keen, businesses like Virgin Galactic, Bigelow Aerospace and SpaceX want to slash a handful of zeros off the cost of getting into zero-G, and this is my way of giving a helping hand.
Over the coming weeks I'll be building an A-Z of the companies who could send you or I into space as paying passengers, and where we might go when we get there. I'll be covering the latest news about commercial manned spaceflight on this blog, along with my opinions of how the industry is shaping up.
Now, where's my bubble helmet?