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12 Space Missions We're SUPER Close to Going On!

By Becky Ferreira Nov 27, 2012

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Spaceships For Everyone

Public and private space companies around the world have done incredible work in exploring our own solar system, and worlds beyond it. This has ignited a huge desire for space travel to be designed for civilians as well as astronauts. Both Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are trying to corner the market on space tourism, and orbital flights around Earth are expected to be open to the public within 20 years. Masterminds, would you go to space if you had the chance?

Tags: outer space, life, astronomy, space, nasa, space travel, telescopes

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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