Exploring space for the mere mortal is rapidly becoming a possibility – as long as you have deep pockets. A number of companies are offering to take tourists on a trip to space.
While the fares are suitably astronomical, no scientific qualifications are needed, although you may have to undergo fitness tests and training ahead of your flight so it will not be your typical holiday!
A few different companies are pioneering space tourism.
Hopefully all this competition will bring the prices down and in my lifetime going to space will be a very real possibility.