Image credit: SpaceX.
It used to be that going to outer space was only possible if you either devoted decades of your life going through the ranks at NASA, or were willing to use your science-fiction-filled imagination. But with the advent of private, commercial ventures into human spaceflight, including the recent successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station, what was once exclusively in the domain of large governments may suddenly become accessible to anyone!
Today, private resupplying and ferrying of astronauts is a reality, and now we stand on the brink of a new era of human spaceflight, where Mars may be just over the horizon. In perhaps the biggest surprise of all, it may even turn out to be profitable! Follow the Human Spaceflight trap for all the latest news on our exploration of outer space, only at Trapit, and I’ll see you in the skies!