Space is no longer the final frontier.
“We absolutely can go to Mars…it’s a question of will,” George Whitesides, president and CEO of commercial space company Virgin Galactic, tells The Daily Ticker’s Aaron Task in recent interview at TEDxWallStreet. “It will probably be a public/private partnership that also involves international folks. It will be expensive.”
Traveling to Mars may seem like an overly ambitious goal, but sending non-astronauts into outer space could happen “soon,” notes Whitesides.