Question 72 of 95 in In the News 2021
Started Feb 05, 2021 06:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2022 08:01AM UTC

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).

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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.

Possible Answer Crowd Forecast Change in last 24 hours
Yes, only SpaceX 100.00% +0.00%
Yes, only Virgin Galactic 0.00% +0.00%
Yes, both 0.00% +0.00%
No 0.00% +0.00%

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