"It's still more than a decade away, but it's a reasonable expectation," said David Mackie, a space tourism expert at University College London. As with other activities that require expertise, some people, like Mackie, say they believe the country can't afford to lose this expertise. "Space tourism is our lifeline for the future," said Ben Young, a London-based space consultant. Space tourism is "only a tiny percentage of the total spending," Young said. "But it's a very big part of the whole thing. If you were to look at the whole space industry, it's about 80 billion pounds in the last year alone." And there are more people interested than ever.
"We're seeing more and more people getting involved," Mackie said. "They're coming in from all over the world, and they're looking for a little bit of a break from the normal, everyday life. In 2016, the International Space Station is expected to reach its 17th year in orbit. The new rover will be used to search for life beyond Earth in the solar system, it was said. The rover's size and the fact that it is designed to preserve evidence of past habitability make it ideal for the region, said Dr. Richard B. Leckie, chief executive officer of the Planetary Society. The mission's development was financed by a grant from the European Space Agency and was cleared by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 2013, NASA announced plans to send a rover to Mars in 2023.
A robotic rover is a type of exploration vehicle, which means that they are designed to explore any area that they encounter The rover will be launched in 2018 and be sent to Mars in 2020. This was followed by a report by the UK's Space Research Association, which predicted that "space tourism could be a $1.5 trillion global industry by 2030." The report also predicted that the number of commercial space companies would increase from about 300 in 2008 to more than 2,300 by 2030. The launch of the first commercial satellite in history, Iridium, by SpaceX was considered a success story and inspired the launch of the first commercial satellite in history, Iridium, by SpaceX was considered a success story and inspired the launch of the first commercial satellite in history, Iridium. In 2008, the first commercial satellite launched by SpaceX was the Globalstar satellite. The company was founded by Elon Musk, who was previously head of PayPal and cofounder of Tesla Motors, and has been described as the "father" of the space industry.