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April 18th, 2007
How Safe Is Space Tourism?
Dr. Diamandis: Spaceflight over the next five to 10 years will resemble the early aviation days of "barnstorming" where people used to pay a weeks' salary to get up into the air to experience the view.
I don't expect we will really end up with airplane-like "care-free" transport in space for another 20 years. We really need some fundamental technology breakthroughs. These breakthroughs could come from artificial intelligent systems that increase safety and system reliability. They might also come from nanotechnology materials (e.g. carbon nanotube impregnated composites) that increase the strength to weight ratio of the rocket structures by 100-fold.
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