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The private human spaceflight industry will need to scale up and find new markets to reach its goal of resembling the airline industry to take people to space.
Why it matters: SpaceX and others have already begun selling their dream of rockets launching thousands of people to orbit, the Moon, Mars and even beyond.
- But today, the private human spaceflight industry is a relatively small portion of the space economy and several hurdles stand in the industry’s way of reaching its goal.
Driving the news: SpaceX announced last week that an American couple purchased tickets to fly