Flights to the future: Why space is becoming more accessible to all
Space travel and tourism will soon become more accessible as more companies offer suborbital flight services. According to representatives of the Emirates, the more humanity explores space, the more people would like to make this journey into space.
According to the Zawya publication, space tourism is a flight at an altitude of more than 100 km above sea level, which is called the Karman line, or the conditional border between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space. At this altitude, passengers can feel weightlessness or almost zero gravity.
"We would not be surprised to hear airlines launching space travel services in the near future," Emirates representatives say. According to some market research, the global space tourism industry is expected to grow from US$851.7 million in 2024 to US$5.19 billion by 2034.
Experts note that space tourism is a niche segment of the aviation industry that gives tourists the opportunity to become astronauts and experience suborbital space travel for entertainment or business purposes. The article emphasizes that the UAE is in the best position to actively promote space tourism, given the rapid development of space exploration that it has achieved over the past few years.
According to industry representatives, space travel in the future will be similar to flying on an airplane today. After all, a hundred years ago it seemed impossible to travel by airplane, but now it is very common. With the development of technological progress, space flight will be as commonplace as flying by airplane.