||[Sep. 3rd, 2005|10:29 pm]
I am currently working on my extended essay, a requirement for completing the International Baccalaureate program. I have a topic-related question for anyone who is well-versed in general aerospace development. Also, it involves commercial airflight and spaceflight, so I was hoping an X-Prize community would harbor members who studied or followed those areas. Here's the question:|
By your understanding, what factors led to the commercialization/privatization of airplanes and what would be required for a similar result to occur in spaceflight? In other words, what could cause spaceflight to become comparable to today's air travel and what has already happened to bring this about?
Your answer can be as long or as short as you'd like. I don't expect an essay-length answer, as I am only seeking an original answer to this question from someone in the know. I would greatly appreciate a quick response, if possible. Thanks :)