Manned flights in space: can Europe ignore it?


GREAT DECRYPTION – Sending man into space in complete autonomy becomes a matter of sovereignty. However, Europe depends on the United States and Russia.

2021, a year of change in the history of the conquest of space. For the first time, 22 non-professional astronauts will have gone into space, compared to 18 astronauts, whose job it is. In 2022, the number of “space tourists” could double. It is a change of paradigm, which announces the development of flights and tourist stays around the Earth and, tomorrow, the Moon and Mars.

The space tourism market could represent, according to the Swiss bank UBS, between 15,000 and 20,000 passengers per year, with a ticket price falling from 200,000 to 25,000 dollars by 2030, thanks to the reduction in costs, upon entry into service. larger ships and competition. UBS forecasts revenues of more than $ 20 billion per year.

This emerging market is dominated by Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX, founded by billionaires. But Elon Musk, boss of SpaceX, and Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, see further. In their eyes, the future of humanity

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