Haven’t we all dreamed of traveling to the moon, living, breeding, and all? At least some of us, and with the kind of development that certain decision-makers are encouraging, this could be a not-too-far reality. Nasa has offered $270 million to four companies to help build space taxis. Yes, vehicles that can take you from one destination to another. The plan is that astronauts will fly to the International Space Station in the privately chartered craft as the space agency sets about retiring its shuttles.
The four companies include Boeing who will get $92.3million, Sierra Nevada will receive $80million, Space Exploration Technologies will get $75million and Blue Origin $22million. The ruling party Congress is contemplating the thought of the private sector being ready to provide safe space travel.