Astro-Tourism

Companies move into space travel for consumers looking to experience the cosmos

Implications - By going literally above and beyond earthly sightseeing, voyages to outer space appeal to the consumer who is seeking the ultimate form of escape that goes beyond any obscure earthly location or interesting piece of entertainment. This ultra-escapism is especially attractive in the information age, where virtually all information is accessible through one click, and true escape is becoming increasingly rare.
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Untested Top 4 Examples: 1,434 Total Clicks May 14 - May 15
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Space Tourism Balloons - World View Enterprises' Balloons Will Take People to the Stratosphere
SCORE: 4
Mild 431 Clicks Pub: Jun 26, 14
Space Tourism Balloons
World View Enterprises' Balloons Will Take People to the Stratosphere
Arizona-based company World View Enterprises is conducting test flights of a special balloon that it hopes will be able to lift people into the stratosphere, the second major layer of Earth’s... [More]
Miniature Space Taxis - The SpaceX Dragon V2 Will Easily Carry 7 Astronauts Through Space
SCORE: 3.4
Untested 350 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 14
Miniature Space Taxis
The SpaceX Dragon V2 Will Easily Carry 7 Astronauts Through Space
The SpaceX Dragon helped to revolutionize what it means to travel through space, something that SpaceX has been doing with each iteration of their spaceships. The team over at SpaceX knows a little... [More]
Commercial Space Vehicles - The Blue Origin New Shepard Space Vehicle Was Pioneered By Jeff Bezos
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 283 Clicks Pub: May 1, 15
Commercial Space Vehicles
The Blue Origin New Shepard Space Vehicle Was Pioneered By Jeff Bezos
The New Shepard is a new commercial space vehicle, developed by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, that recently completed its first successful test flight. The test follows testing of liquid hydrogen... [More]
Minimalist Spacecraft Interiors - The Boeing CST-100 Interior Concept is Designed for Space Tourists
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 370 Clicks Pub: May 2, 14
Minimalist Spacecraft Interiors
The Boeing CST-100 Interior Concept is Designed for Space Tourists
Boeing unveiled a mock-up of the interior of the CST-100, a commercial spacecraft that could eventually ferry American crew and cargo to the International Space Station. The CST-100 is being... [More]