Can SpaceX Make Point-To-Point Space Travel Profitable?

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Published on 12 Jun 2019, 16:00
SpaceX and Blue Origin think point-to-point space travel will replace flights as the preferred means of passenger travel. A plane ride from New York City to Shanghai is about 15 hours - and it could be as long as 29 hours with connecting flights. With point-to-point travel, SpaceX says it could get you there in less than an hour. How realistic is this approach to long-haul travel?

As companies like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin close in on offering trips to the edge of space, space tourism is becoming a possibility. But what if spaceships went farther — and faster?

Point-to-point space travel has been touted as a business line by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket and spacecraft company.

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Can SpaceX Make Point-To-Point Space Travel Profitable?
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