June 24, 2004

sooner than you think...

Rand Simberg pointed to this excellent article on SpaceShipOne:

...He [Burt Rutan] did suggest that while “barnstorming”, or carrying passengers for $100,000 or so, will take place soon, a mature space tourism industry won’t appear until vehicles are available that can carry passengers for $30,000-50,000, with a second generation that can lower the price to as little as $10,000. In any case, Rutan’s focus is on far more than just suborbital space tourism of any flavor. “Yes, we will be doing barnstorming,” he said. “However, we’re heading for orbit sooner than you think.”...
"sooner than you think." Wow! My sister's husband is one of the engineers, and he invited us down for the flight. Alas, we were off on our vacation and couldn't make it. So no blogging from Mojave...

Posted by John Weidner at June 24, 2004 11:26 AM
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