This space tourism bit is, of course, in regard to SpaceX.
But you can count me out right here.
I mean, I love sitting in first class and sipping on ginger ale and all…
However, my desire to participate in low-level space tourism is approaching zero.
I would simply rather be on a family vacation in Switzerland.
The company also expected to participate in an expanding market for human flights. SpaceX has never had any interest in doing the five-minute tourist flights to low Earth orbit like Virgin Galactic and XCOR. It does, however, have the ability to carry researchers to orbiting habitats being built by Bigelow Aerospace and to orbiting science labs being constructed by various countries.
-Ashley Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Amazon)