Space Tourism is Said to Blast Off in 2014

The unknown darkness of space has always been a mystery to humans. It has puzzled them and intrigued them, and now it is time to uncover the mysteries. Space tourism will reveal the truths.

Virgin Galactic is a company that built SpaceShipTwo,  the world’s first space rocket built for commercial use. Virgin Galactic has been progressing quickly and  excited people of the ideas of space travel. About six hundred people and counting have signed up to board SpaceShipTwo. Having the chance to go into space and see the wonders that it hold would be an incredible experience for some people; however, the boarding pass ticket price is starting at 250,000 dollars per seat.

“For Galactic, 2014 is the year that we plan to go to space, and start operating commercially,” said Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides told

Whitesides also commented on the effects his company will have, “We believe this moment will represent a major shift in humanity’s relationship with space — the moment when the space environment becomes significantly more accessible to new people, new uses and new science,” Whitesides told

The year 2014 holds many promises for the space travel world. Since the technology is advancing, so is the curiosity of space travel.

“We should — finally — start to see the first flights into space by Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, and perhaps the first commercial flights of that vehicle as well, depending on how well their test program proceeds. In addition, we should also see the first test flights, although not necessarily into space,  and possibly even commercial flights by the end of the year if all goes well,”  said Jeff Foust, editor of The Space Review, an online magazine with articles about space exploration progress.

Some people have seen space travel as a fantasy, as if its never going to happen. As if after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon that that was it. However, there is much more to come. Space travel is a new and exciting concept that intrigues people.

Though ti is expensive now, doesn’t mean it will be later. Space travel will become more common and efficient and more well-known, and therefore less expensive to the public. Now, only very few wealthy people can afford a ticket, however if the price drops it will be available to more and more people, bringing in more income. Space is a beautiful sight to see and everyone should be able to enjoy it, no matter how rich or poor.