Space tourism took a giant leap in 2021: Here’s 10 milestones from the year

This year saw more space tourists fly to space on a bunch of different systems, and the story has only just begun. 

Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX each flew their first tourist-focused missions this year, sending aloft several people each with minimal training in professional spaceflight. Meanwhile, Roscosmos (the Russian federal space agency) brought two sets of space tourists into space, including a mission with Space Adventures.