For billionaire Jared Isaacman, the space tourism era begins

Jared Isaacman is not a professional astronaut, but by the end of the year the young billionaire will have shot around the Earth multiple times at the helm of a space mission made up entirely of tourists. The tech entrepreneur will blast off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, in what will be the first all-civilian mission into Earth’s orbit, which he will command and pay for himself. The mission, named Inspiration4, “is the first step in a world where everybody can go and journey among the stars,” Isaacman said with an enormous grin as he explained the project to AFP in front of SpaceX’s headquarter…

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