Imagine that for less money than it costs to climb Mt. Everest, you could take a flight into space. This week, Fox reported that Star Systems, Inc. has developed a prototype craft that will undergo tests and possibly lead to commercial flights beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
The craft has been named Hermes, after the Greek god of myth. Among his duty as the messenger of his fellow Olympian deities, Hermes was the god of travel. According to Star Systems, Inc, it was Hermes’ association with travel that earned him the position as the craft’s namesake, because Star Systems, Inc. is surpassing boundaries, which is often a paramount element of travel.
While at first, space travel will be costly (Star Systems, Inc. predicts that the trip will cost as much as a new car…though which new car they’re using for comparison is key…incidentally, they haven’t said). Eventually, as with all new technology, the price will decrease. Eventually space travel will be available to more and more of the public. Imagine booking your parking and hotel reservations for the nearest space port with ParkSleepFly in the future. No matter how the price falls on commercial space travel, it will never be “inexpensive.” With ParkSleepFly, at least you’ll get affordable parking and hotel rates.