Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson both made history last month as they rocketed out of Earth’s atmosphere and successfully reached space. This trip was many years in the making as both billionaires built their own respective companies, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, to transport them to space as private civilians. Now, people are lining up and paying hefty prices to take this same voyage. Where will the space tourism industry go from here? Are the risks worth the experience?
- Jeffrey Kluger, journalist, editor-at-large, TIME Magazine, author, Holdout.
Links for Additional Info:
- TIME: Why Richard Branson’s Spaceflight Is a Very Big Deal
- McKinsey & Company: Wall Street to Mission Control: Can space tourism pay off?
- twitter: @jeffreykluger