I guess a lot of people want to hitch a ride on a rocket into space. I know Steve has said in the past that he would like a fly into space. Won't ride the teacups at Disney, but he'll blast off in a rocket. Ok whatever. Me? No thank you, but SpaceX says demand is growing to send more private astronauts into orbit.
On September 15th, SpaceX launched four space tourists on the company's first exclusively private flight into orbit for a three-day mission. The company's Inspiration4 mission was such a huge success, SpaceX is now thinking about increasing the number of reusable Dragon spaceships it has available for space travel. Each of those spaceships is only certified for five flights at the moment, and SpaceX has four more NASA missions scheduled to head to the International Space Station. In addition they have for other flights scheduled that will have a private crew onboard.
With interest in space tourism growing, SpaceX wants to keep up with the demand to better accommodate those commercial flights and the government's NASA astronauts as well. Now word yet how many more of these vehicles the company plans on building, but they are looking to expand their fleet. Would you fly on a rocket as a space tourist?