“One small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind”, Neil Armstrong’s words still resonates with all mankind who wish to be travel through space. However, almost 50 year later first human being set foot on moon, just 12 people have walked on the moon and none since 1972. No one has travelled any further than the moon.
After NASA’s shuttle program was retired in 2011, commercial space tourism has been one of the solution to keep going with the space exploration activities. SpaceX, a privately founded in 2002 by CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk is planning to fly two paying passengers around the moon in 2018. Blue Origin founded by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, planning to send first customers flights on short trips to space in 2018. Virgin Galactic founded by Richard Branson is also planning to give passengers ride aboard SpaceShipTwo, a spaceplane designed to carry six passengers and two pilots. These private companies contribute and continue man kind’s space exploration efforts.
The idea of space travel give rise to significant safety concerns as everyone could imagine. A notable setback in commercial space travel took place on October 31, 2014, when Virgin Galactic’s spaceship violently crashed, killing a test pilot. Being the first into the unknown is never safe but taking all precautions to be prepared gives us the possibility to advance beyond our limits.
At PBC we find inspiration from previous explorers to explore all the possibilities in the work we do. Exploring all the way we can do better, continuously learning and improving all we do.