We are yet to see space tourism take off, but astronauts travelling to and from the International Space Station has almost become routine in the 48 years since people last set foot on the moon. New players in this space and the latest developments are making space travel in the next ten years increasingly more likely.
In this report, we ask space experts questions like:
- What will human space flight look like in 2030?
- What will it take to make space tourism possible and accessible to more people?
- What are the possible terrestrial benefits that we could get from increased space travel?
Space travellers will go further and space missions will be deeper and longer with advancements in medicine and technology. The space travel we envisage in 2030 means people, who would previously be 'disqualified' as astronauts, will now be fee paying tourists.
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Space travel will be a collaborative multinational venture.
Zero gravity – new medical conditions and new treatments.
You will know an astronaut.
Living in space will be easier but not easy.
Many will experience space – but not all will go.
The human genome will change to support human deep space exploration.