|arya||Date: Tuesday, 12-November-2013, 2:05 PM | Message # 1|
Flying into space with Virgin Galactic currently costs $75,000, but a trip to the International Space Station aboard a Russian rocket will set you back a cool $30 million. But traveling to space isn't just a shot in the dark - space entrepreneurs see it as a viable mode of transportation in the future, taking the travel time between San Francisco to Bangkok from over 17 hours down to 45 minutes. In the US, private corporations have taken over for NASA when it comes to supplying the ISS. RT's Ameera David looks at space headlines with space entrepreneur Jeff Manber, author of "Selling Peace," and they talk about the implications of private companies heading into space, from tourism to research and beyond.