Will Rocketplane Bring Space Tourism To Hawaii?
The program, which will take about three years to complete, would make Hawaii the eighth state with a spaceport license. Travelers would eventually pay around $200,000 for a weeklong package for training and before a flight offering a a few minutes of weightlessness 62 miles above the Earth. Several space tourism companies, including Rocketplane, have shown interest in coming to Hawaii. It makes sense to have space tourism in an an area that already has facilities for accommodating guests in place. Since the bulk of the space tourism experience involves training with the actual space flight taking very little time, travelers might be compelled to want to spend that time in scenic surroundings.