Patrick Zurita

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This paper aims to answer the question of what the new privatized space regime will not only look like, but also if and how it will expand. In answering the question an examination of who will most be affected by space tourism and a subsequent space travel industry is required. Additionally, a cursory look at the history of airline regulation both domestically and abroad is needed to understand the future of private space flight. Next, an overview of past and current space and hypersonic technologies is required to attempt any projection of future advances. Finally, this paper sets out to predict the next ten to fifty years of the private space travel, and ultimately show how such a space travel industry should be regulated. It is the goal of the author to not advocate for this burgeoning private industry, but to encourage continued growth for all of mankind.