SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi wave to the crowd before heading to the launch pad Sunday, November 15, 2020. The four rode a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station. Nov 15, 2020, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY via USA TODAY NETWORK.
Elon Musk’s Hawthorne-based company, SpaceX, recently delivered four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The trip marks the first time a private company has ferried space travelers to the station. What’s the possibility that a private company will then take private citizens — paying customers and not career astronauts — up to the station for a visit?