NASA wants in on suborbital space rides
There’s a new customer lining up for rides aboard commercial spaceships being designed to ferry passengers into suborbital space â€” NASA.
No, the U. S. government isn’t looking to break into the space tourism business â€” at least not yet. But the agency is interested in what science can be done during the three- to five-minute suborbital hops.
That’s how much time experiments â€” and tourists â€” would spend in microgravity during rides being offered by aspiring space launch services firms including Virgin Galactic, XCOR Aerospace and others.