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Space Agents are one of the avenues that someone may take to place a deposit for a Virgin Galactic flight.
Some excerts from an interview with a certified space agent Kristy Adler:
The main interest come from either adventure seeks ("been there, done that" crowd) or space fanactics. Mostly males have shown interest. Interest...
"Over the next decade Space Adventures will fly more people to space than have made the journey since the dawn of the Space Age. Our clients will fly on suborbital flights, on voyages to Earth orbit and on historic expeditions that circumnavigate the moon. Flights will leave from spaceports both on Earth and in space, visiting private space...
From the economics to design to viability, what are the physical and sociological mechanisms behind space tourism?
A once govermental and scientific enterprise -- space travel -- is quickly becoming a private, pleasure-oriented commercial industry. Where did this come from and where is it going?
As space tourism enters the tourism market, efforts are made that it becomes profitable with upside and growth potiential. The Space Tourism Society aims to do just that by introducting logical goals and solutions to the private enterprise of space tourism.
Basically, space tourism is promoted as the ultimate adventure experience. Of the people polled, only 21 percent feel the need for a 'space hotel' but of those 21 percent, they would want to stay for up to 2 weeks.