Space access revolutionises everything
Space is becoming more accessible & may soon no longer be a faraway frontier.
Civilian space travel has made many advances in recent years.
In 2021, a film crew visited the ISS, Blue Origin & Virgin Galactic made suborbital excursions, & the first uncrewed orbital mission was completed.
The youngest & oldest astronauts were also minted, along with the first LGBTQ+ crew member.
Some consider these achievements ultra-rich for hobbies.
It's hardly the first time a unique method of transportation began as a hobby.
Early aeroplanes were utilised by businesspeople & the military, says Derek Webber, director of Spaceport Associates.
Air travel became prevalent as ticket prices dropped by three-quarters.
Commercial aeroplanes transformed access on Earth, transporting medical & supplies to remote places & boosting international trade.
Commercial spaceflight's future could revolutionise our lives. It helps us reinvent our place in the universe & our connections.
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