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Space Tourism Companies

20 companies are currently working on their technology that could soon allow more humans to travel into space 20 companies are currently working on their technology that could soon allow more humans to travel into space

"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Your permanent mission: to explore new strange worlds, to seek new lives and civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!"

We plan to start with these famous words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next generation because no one travels in space better (fictionally, of course) than them. It seems like a crazy idea for average people like us to travel in space. However, 20 companies are currently working on their technology that could soon allow more humans to travel into space and send unmanned spacecraft for innovative cosmic explorations.

Space X

It's no surprise here because SpaceX is constantly making headlines around the world by successfully carrying out innovative space missions throughout the year. Founded by Elon Musk, the company is a world leader in the design, manufacture and launch of advanced rockets and spacecraft. SpaceX aims to revolutionize space technology to allow our civilization to live on other planets. Starting in 2018, SpaceX will send a crew into space as part of NASA's Commercial Crew program.

Space IL

SpaceIL is an Israeli non-governmental team currently participating in the Google Lunar XPRIZE: a modern race to the Moon competition. Beyond the competition, however, SpaceIL aims to inspire the next generation of Israelis to explore space. The group wants to do this using their spaceship's future success story.

To win the competition, SpaceIL has three main tasks to accomplish.

  1. Gently land the unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the Moon without crashing.
  2. It travels about 500 meters above, above or below the surface of the Moon.
  3. It transmits video and high definition images to Earth.

"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Your permanent mission: to explore new strange worlds, to seek new lives and civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!"

We plan to start with these famous words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next generation because no one travels in space better (fictionally, of course) than them. It seems like a crazy idea for average people like us to travel in space. However, 20 companies are currently working on their technology that could soon allow more humans to travel into space and send unmanned spacecraft for innovative cosmic explorations.

Virgin Galactic

Dubbed the world's first "space line," Virgin Galactic ultimate's goal is to make space accessible to more people. This goes hand in hand with the desire to carry out other significant space explorations. Since the space race began in the 1960s, only 559 people have visited space. Virgin Galactic is working to open up the vast cosmic arena to the rest of us. "Our goal is to become the space line for Earth; democratize access to space for the benefit of life on Earth," said the space line.

Blue Origin

Founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Blue Origin is a privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight service. They are working on the development of technologies that enable private travel in human space at low cost and greater reliability. Blue Origin is animated by the motto "Gradatim Ferociter" or “step by step, fiercely."Its incremental development process builds on each of the company's successes as it continuously develops revolutionary spaceflight systems.

Axiom space

It is the world's first private commercial space station. Axiom Space wants to build a private international space station that will be the successor to the ISS (International Space Station). The company provides services for a number of diverse sectors, such as sovereign astronaut missions, space tourism missions, in-orbit research, in-orbit manufacturing, space exploration system testing, and academic research and outreach programs.

Space Nation

Space Nation is a space media company based in Helsinki, Finland, which has played a leading role in the global space boom by announcing the launch of the Space Nation astronaut program, accessible to all. The Finnish start-up envisions a nation of space citizens by unleashing space discovery, education and well-being. You can enroll in their astronaut program for free and discover their potential for space discovery.

Space Adventures

Space Adventures was founded in 1998 by Eric C. Founded by Anderson, he also founded aerospace, adventure travel and entertainment companies. Somehow, Space Adventures is the combination of the three!

While enrolled in the NASA Academy program, Anderson began thinking about how NASA could launch ordinary citizens into space at a reasonable cost. Three people actually created the first space tourism company in late 90s and named it Space Adventures, these were Anderson, Peter Diamandis (founder of the X Prize) and Mike McDowell (founder of Quark Expeditions)

After that, Space Adventures has successfully travelled the bureaucracy of the aerospace industry. They have helped seven people visit the International Space Station and countless others have had near-space experiences right here on earth. This includes weightless flights and visits to watch launches at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Where do Space Adventures come from?

Space Adventures does not operate its own rockets or space planes to launch customers into space. Instead, they hire seats on Russian Soyuz rockets when Roscosmos is willing and able to sell an available seat.

Before they can launch, Space Adventures customers must also undergo astronaut training. It will have to spend a few months in Star City, Russia.. In short, it's a big commitment to go into space with Space Adventures, but by the end of 2019, they're the only ones who can get there!

Since the launch of Roscosmos from the Baikonur cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan, it is from there that Space Adventures also "launches".

Bigelow Aerospace

Bigelow Aerospace is an American space technology startup that manufactures and develops expandable space station modules. Bigelow Aerospace was founded by Robert Bigelow in 1998 and is headquartered in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It is funded in large part by the profits Bigelow earned through its ownership of the Budget Suites of America hotel chain.

In 2013, Bigelow had invested $ 2.25 billion in the company. Bigelow has repeatedly stated that it is ready to fund Bigelow Aerospace with approximately US 5.5 billion through 2015 in order to achieve large-scale hardware launch.

Bigelow Aerospace announced in 2010 its intention to create a modular set of space habitats for the creation or expansion of space stations, but despite many concepts and models, it has never completed an active space station beyond two small prototypes that flew in 2006 and 2007.

In March 2020, the company laid off all 88 employees and said this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also announced that he would re-hire staff when conditions permitted.

Northrop Grumman (NOC)

Northrop Grumman is one of the world's leading arms manufacturers, with annual sales of over 3.3 billion. Although recently the company is known primarily for its development of stealth bombers, it has been working in the field of space technology development for more than 60 years.

Northrop Grumman is currently working on the construction of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The company is also involved in the development of the Chandra space telescope and the Dawn asteroid explorer, as well as programmes to develop technology for observing the Earth from space.

Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, is also a major player in the space industry. As a NASA contractor, the company built parts for the Apollo 11 spacecraft in the 1960s, as well as satellites and space probes. Lockheed Martin's other major space projects include the Orion spacecraft and the Mars InSight lander.

In terms of stock prices, Lockheed Martin is the highest on this list, having reached almost 4,440 in February of this year. During the crisis-related crash in mid-March, the company's shares fell to just under$ 300, suffering far less than the vast majority of other shares. It also recovered very well, reaching over 4,400 in the first week of June.

Resource Links

https://interestingengineering.com/20-out-of-this-world-companies

https://spacetourismguide.com/space-adventures/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Aerospace

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/352173

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