Space tourism is getting
bigger and bigger. Space Adventures
, which was the first company to run commercial orbital space flight
has signed up with Prodea
, a private investment firm that sponsored the Ansari X
prize, to develop a fleet of suborbital spaceflight vehicles for commercial use globally. The goal of the venture
is to create turnkey space
tourism systems involving the delivery of suborbital launch vehicles to multiple global locations. The Explorer will
take up to five people to space.
Also in space news,
reports that the New Mexico legislature has approved $110 million for the new spaceport
be the hub of U.S. space tourism.