Though unconfirmed by sources close to the company, the Washington DC based SpaceX Inc. could be a perfect company to enter the fray of competing company’s offering space tourism. Already operating under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA, SpaceX is set to fly cargo missions to the International Space Station. Its Dragon spacecraft was specifically designed to carry astronauts and could be the perfect candidate craft for a space tourism venture. Undoubtedly, the extra private sector capital SpaceX would receive if it offered Space Tourism could significantly increase its already voluminous government grants. As the world’s fastest-growing provider of launch services, it would be a logical step for the management at the company to take.

SpaceX say that the technology behind their Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon crafts will transform space exploration by providing highly reliable vehicles at radically reduced costs.

Could SpaceX upstage Virgin Galactic? Watch this space!

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