Japanese astronaut predicts: the price of space travel will plummet and ordinary people can afford

The space tourism company Virgin Galactic completed a space trip on the 11th, to which Japanese astronaut Satoshi Noguchi said in an interview with Japan’s Kyodo News that the development of such similar space business travel would “accelerate dramatically.

According to Kyodo News, Noguchi said that “the price will plummet soon,” predicting that the sky-high cost of space tourism will fall and be affordable for ordinary travelers. He talked about his dream and said, “We can also launch a six-day trip to space with Noguchi, where you can enjoy the Aurora Borealis, the coral reefs of the Caribbean and the Himalayas in one day.”

Noguchi arrived at the International Space Station in November last year on a SpaceX spacecraft and made his fourth trip out of the capsule. He returned to Earth in May this year. The total stay on the station was 335 days, a new record for the longest in Japan.

Noguchi said, “It is a blessing to be able to continue the challenge,” and he hopes to continue the challenge in the future, but he will give priority to the junior astronaut Kamei Aburai to also go to space, and he will assist from the side. He said, “I also want to participate in the international space exploration carried out by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)”.