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Monday, July 25, 2005
"The biggest difficulty weÂve faced in the space business is the lack of volume," said Peter Diamandis, Chairman and Founder of the X Prize Foundation, based in Santa Monica, California.
Diamandis said that volume brings increased learning, safety, robustness and decreased cost. "The potential for hundreds and thousands of flights driven by the personal spaceflight market will end up benefiting the rest of the space market, from military to satellite launch," he told SPACE.com.
Although the dream of traveling in space is share by millions across the globe, it seems that the price tag may seem that many miles away for the average world citizen. Although prices have dropped dramatically for space tourism (as governmental trips are several times more expensive) the price tag still hangs around $200,000 for only a fewminutess of space travel. Although the market for space tourism is indeed large, unless the corporations can find a way to extend the micro gravity sensation, they may find themselves selling a dying dream.
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