Tuesday, March 01, 2005

SPACE RESORTS - ONLY 25 YEARS AWAY!

Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum here, Rutan said commercial space flights that will let ordinary individuals go into outer space will start to occur in about 12 years, with resorts showing up in about 25 years.

"Twelve to 15 years from now (commercial space trips) will be in the $30,000 to $40,000 area to go outside the atmosphere," Rutan said. "We're going to have orbiting resort hotels in 25 years."