Space tourism is big business, probably due the price that passengers will need to pay in order to spend a short time in high orbit! But you do not have to be a billionaire or a celebrity in order to join the space race, Pocket Spacecraft are looking to launch small personalised space craft into orbit at first and then eventually to the moon. Best of all, it is not going to cost you an arm and leg to get involved! Clearly, your feet will stay firmly on the ground, but your spirit could be up there in space, imagine that!
Here is a little bit of background information on the project that could send personalised spacecraft to the moon;
We’re a global team of scientists, engineers and designers that have worked on this concept at some of the world’s leading universities and come together to kick start the personal interplanetary space age and give you the opportunity to become a hands on citizen space explorer. Explorers who back the project can personalise their own spacecraft by adding a picture and customising the message it transmits using just their web browser. More technical explorers can even customise software and hardware.
This is a project currently on the crowd funding site Kickstarter, backers can pledge anything from £1 ($1.53) to get involved.
Source: Pocket Space Craft