Alan Boyle writes:Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane was set loose for its first gliding flight today, about 45,000 feet above California’s Mojave Desert and landed to a chorus of cheers minutes later. That’s one small step for gliders, but one giant leap for SpaceShipTwo and the future of suborbital space tourism.
When you have always dreamt of flying into space and thought it was nothing more than a fantasy, think again. Space travel is now a possibility with space tourism a reality. Space Adventures Ltd can arrange space travel through their marketing contract with Armadillo Aerospace, allowing private citizens the opportunity to make suborbital flights from a spaceport in America. Their aim is to allow private citizens the chance to be one of the first to experience both suborbital and orbital travel.