Richard Garriott: The New Golden Age of Human Spaceflight
Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a key member of the commercial spaceflight revolution that is changing how NASA is planning its future in space. Garriott de Cayeux will discuss what the next generation of space vehicles promise for NASA, commercial users and private citizens who just want to fly. He will outline how the cost of access is dropping fast and may go from today’s cost of greater than $100 million per astronaut to near $1 million for an orbital flight and potentially only $75 thousand for a sub orbital flight. Combine this, with the fact that space is a valuable place to do key research and other work and even if you are not wealthy, he says you can begin to plan your own trip to space, as long as you are willing to work on board.