There’s been plenty of interest in space tourism, lately.
The ill-fated Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed in the southwest and the Orion had a successful test launch from Cape Canaveral.
I imagine that Virgin will not be deterred by the crash that left the pilot dead and I want to partner up with Richard Branson on my entrepreneurial venture.
I’m thinking about an experiment called the Souvenirs in Space program.
Laser satellites and space stations are destined to be popular visitor attractions in the near future.
With public and private shuttles to space, this is a new niche for Travelocity.com and souvenir vendors.
My guess is that it’s cheaper to import trinkets from earth rather than manufacture them in space.
The experiment would include determining the effects of multiple gravitational forces on Ninja Turtle astronaut action figures and whether or not the varnish on cedar coin banks decomposes in a vacuum.
As near as I can figure, there will be a lot of money made by companies using robotics to assemble video game computers in dust-free outer space, but the mega-bucks are going to be made in tourism.
If the Souvenirs in Space program experiment proves to be commercially feasible, my next plan is to get the restaurant concession on all the orbiting space stations.
Finding investors seems to be my main concern because I have a hunch the food would be pretty good, but I doubt if there would be much atmosphere.