Earlier this year I wrote about how it would be possible for most people to go to space in just ten years. The case I used was SpaceX's Starship and its potential for Earth-to-Earth travel.
But SpaceX will have competition from Venus Aerospace. They are building an aircraft that will go hypersonic up to 12 times the speed of sound.
"After reaching cruising altitude, the pilot hits the rocket boosters and blasts the aircraft to the edge of space at more than 9,000 mph, or about 12 times the speed of sound. The plane travels at that speed for about 15 minutes, then glides against the atmosphere to slow itself down, cruising back to Earth to land at a conventional airport."
This sounds like pure science fiction. Going from one side of the globe to the other, in just one hour – in a spacecraft!
But it seems more and more that this could be science fact in just ten years.
Check out my Optimist's Edge article:
"90% percent believe they’ll never be able to afford to go to space. That is wrong. Seven out of every ten people could afford that in just ten years. This is how much you need to save every month to go to space."