Future of Space Tourism

25 January 2022
Money FM 89.3

Spire COO Japnit Singh went on Prime Time Money 89.3FM to discuss where Space Tourism is heading.

Once a thing of science fiction, space tourism has become a reality. Although the first commercial space tourist made his trip in 2001, it was only in 2021 that more than a dozen leisure travellers made it to the outer space.

Money 89.3FM, a radio station with a focus on local (Singapore) and international financial news, talks to Japnit about the impact and accessibility of space travel. The discussion touched on many issues, including sustainability and the rocket launches’ impact on the earth’s climate. It also touched on regulatory issues, especially for consumer safety.

During the live prime time interview, Japnit shares that 2022 is going to be an important year to see where the industry goes. With 2021 showing that it is possible, 2022 could reveal what we are going to do up there.

Japnit explains that while space tourism proves that civilians can travel to the outer space, the end goal is much bigger. The real promise is that many more people can travel to space and build things there. He believes that orbital hotels could be a possibility in 5 to 10 years.

Listen to the Prime Time Money 89.3FM full interview at this PODCAST.

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