Today, there are a handful of private companies that are hoping to make a business out of flying tourists to space. And at least three of these companies say they’ll be able to do so in 2018. But as history demonstrates, there’s no guarantee that any of these companies will keep their timelines.

Space tourism has been considered on the brink of feasibility for years, and start-ups have made similar promises year after year…

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Kendra R Chamberlain
Co-founder and Editor in Chief of The Downlink, covering New Space business and technology developments; journalist at Technigraph Magazine, covering renewable energy technology & smart infrastructure; analyst at Rethink Research.