Luckbox Magazine asks:
Will SpaceX and/or Virgin Galactic complete a successful space tourist flight before 1 January 2022?
Spaceflight companies SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are both seeking to launch tourists into space in 2021 (CNBC, SpaceNews). For the purposes of this question, a "space tourist flight" is one that reaches at least 50 miles (80.47 km) of altitude (BBC, SpaceNews).
NOTE 5 April 2021: A non-commercial suborbital flight with only Virgin Galactic personnel, including founders and employees, aboard the spacecraft would not count.
NOTE 5 May 2021: All passengers being referred to as members of a crew and participating in scientific research would not preclude a qualifying space flight from being a "space tourist flight."
NOTE 7 June 2021: All passengers being referred to as members of a crew would not preclude a qualifying space flight from being a 'space tourist flight,' nor would particular training requirements for, or completion by, passengers and/or crew.
NOTE 26 July 2021: Flights with members of the Virgin Galactic's Space Advisory Board, as Virgin personnel, would not count. Also, test flights would not count.