…jumpstart the space tourism industry through competition between the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world. The $10 Million cash prize will be awarded to the first team that:
Privately finances, builds & launches a spaceship, able to carry three people to 100 kilometers (62.5 miles)
Returns safely to Earth
Repeats the launch with the same ship within 2 weeks.
This is terrific news. My prediction: SC wins, within the next 2 years. And nobody else is even close to a second launch (it wouldn’t surprise me to see a one-off launch, but the repeat is the truly enormous hurdle, and they’ll win going away).
Then what? Will there be a market for it? I ask your opinion.