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Space Tourism to Become Affordable Within Years, Experts Predict 2021-08-0815773

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A recent view of and around our home planet made possible by private space flight company SpaceX.
私人太空飞行公司SpaceX使我们欣赏家园地球或地球周围的景色成为可能。
John Strickland is At Large Director of the National Space Society and has written about colonizing space.
约翰·斯特里克兰是美国国家太空协会At Large主任,曾写过关于太空殖民的文章。
He tells VOA, earths orbit is just the beginning.
他告诉美国之音,地球轨道只是一个开始。
"By 2030, I expect there to be a SpaceX-sponsored mars base being built.Could be earlier, could be they could start the first test launch up as early as probably 2024.
"我预计到2030年,SpaceX赞助的火星基地正在建造。可能会更早,可能他们最早在2024年开始第一次测试发射。
That will surprise me now if they do it as early as 2022.
如果他们在2022年就这么做了,那会让我感到惊讶。
SpaceX founder Elon Musk remains the only billionaire major player in private space exploration who has not traveled into space
SpaceX的创始人埃隆·马斯克仍然是私人太空探索领域唯一没有进入太空的亿万富翁
but his methodical approach to space travel may reap long-term gains.
但他对太空旅行有条不紊的做法可能会获得长期收益。
Greg Autry is vice president of Space Development at the National Space Society
格雷格·奥特里是美国国家太空协会的空间发展副部门主席
and professor of space leadership at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
以及亚利桑那州雷鸟全球管理学院的太空领导力教授。
He tells VOA he credits Musk for building on previous successes as part of a long strategy for the space exploration business.
他告诉美国之音,他认为对于太空旅游目前的成功,马斯克功不可没,为太空探索事业长期战略奠定了基础。
"Elons genius because he understands he wants to terraform mars.
"埃隆是个天才,因为他想对火星进行地球化改造。
Nobodys going to pay for that, but he sees that he has a step-by-step set of business cases that close right.
没有人会为此买单,但他有一套逐步完成的商业案例来助他改造火星。
So his launch business, his human space flight business, his starlink business,
因此,他的发射业务,他的人类太空飞行业务,他的星际链接业务,
he understands that he has to have a series of business cases that close and produce cash flows
他明白,他必须有一系列的商业案例来完成,来产生现金流
that generate returns for his private investment along the way."
来为他的私人投资带来回报。"
Recently the space tourism component of space exploration took off
最近,太空探索旅游开始腾飞。
when in July, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson logged a successful flight aboard, a Virgin Galactic plane that took him to the edge of space.
7月,维珍集团创始人理查德·布兰森乘坐维珍银河的飞机成功飞行到太空边缘。
Just nine days later, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos followed suit aboard his new Shepard Rocket.
仅仅9天后,亚马逊和蓝色起源创始人杰夫·贝佐斯也登上了他的新谢泼德号火箭。
Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic say theyve already sold millions of dollars worth of tickets for future flights
蓝色起源和维珍银河表示,他们已经为未来的飞行售出了价值数百万美元的机票
and in Germany, the Design Travel Agency is selling travel packages aboard Virgin Galactic Manager Marion Aliabadi.
而在德国,设计旅行社Marion Aliabadi经理正在销售维珍银河的旅行套餐。
"Maybe the idea of being a pioneer being one of the first tourists in space and to be able to say I did this. I experienced that. or I broke another barrier.
"也许成为太空中第一批游客的想法,并且能够说'我做了这个。''我经历了那个。'或者'我打破了另一个障碍。
Its like a test.What else can I achieve, people always want to go further.
这就像一个测试。我还能实现什么,人们总是想走得更远。
They want to expand their horizons and it might be especially appealing to people who have already done many things."
他们想扩大自己的视野,这对那些已经尝试过很多其它事情的人更有吸引力。"
And for those with hefty bank accounts, the going rate for a flight on Virgin Galactic is 250,000 for a 10-minute ride.
而对于那些拥有巨额银行存款的人来说,乘坐维珍银河航班的价格是25万,可以乘坐10分钟。
Blue Origin has yet to reveal the purchase price for tickets aboard its flights.
蓝色起源尚未透露乘坐其航班机票的购买价格。
Both Autry and Strickland say theres good news for the rest of us though as they expect ticket costs will drop to the thousands of dollars within a decade.
奥特里和斯特里克兰都说对我们其他人来说有一个好消息,他们有望十年内票价将下至到数千美元。

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