Space travel is big business in the twenty-first century. Not since the 1960s space race to the moon have we seen so much progress in such a short amount of time.
From Elon Musk's SpaceX, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic or Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin - the formerly state-dominated realm of space exploration has been taken to new heights thanks to influential private sector players.
Whether it's because of curiosity, exploration, conquest, finding a new home or just to prove we aren't alone, many attempts have been and continue to be made, including sending bits of ourselves out into the ether.
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But, where is the technology taking us? What will the spaceships, rockets, shuttles and probes of the future look like? And how will they operate?
In the above video, you get a closer look at the future of space travel. Click play now.
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