Space Tourism Demand Rises

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Space Tourism Demand Rises

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith said the company needs to build more New Shepard rockets to meet the demand from the space tourism market. The company launched 3 crewed missions last year and Smith believes they can double that in 2022. The space company, owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, currently has 2 operational rockets and uses one for crewed flights and the other for cargo research flights.

Looking for a ticket? Other companies are also stepping up their game in the space tourism market. SpaceX and Virgin Galactic each provided crewed space flights with some tickets available now starting at $450,000. With companies taking note of the robust demand for space tourism the race is on to make these experiences available to more eager astronauts.

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