The successful all-civilian mission onboard the Crew Dragon is not just the next step in the evolution of the space industry; it is the Big Bang in space tourism. Benji Reed, SpaceX’s senior director for its human Space Flight Program, has already projected as many as half a dozen flights a year. And private equity is lining up to fund them, scouring the sector for companies mature enough to absorb the capital they are ready to commit. That combination – proprietary expertise and abundant capital – can only harbor good tidings for Central Florida’s economy for decades to come.
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