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Branson, Bezos, And The Billionaires: The Future Of Space Tourism

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Jeff Bezos successfully completed Blue Origins' first ride to the edge of space. It's a clear milestone in the Amazon founder's long-held desire to reach the final frontier. It's just about a week after British billionaire Richard Branson did the same.
But for those without billions, a trip aboard these kinds of flights could break the bank. Regardless, these companies are hoping these flights might kickstart interest in the space tourism industry for the future.
Is space tourism something we terrestrials are interested in? And even if we are, should we be? We get to all that and more.
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