Your childhood dreams of space travel are getting closer to reality by the day.
A private U.S. aerospace company, Masten Space Systems, just created a reusable rocket that’s meant to fly straight up to 30 kilometers to collect data for NASA. That’s because current satellites are flying too high to collect atmospheric data at that altitude.
But future versions of the technology could be used to make trips to space. And since it can make frequent trips, it can be done at a lower cost, which would eventually make vacationing to Mars more accessible for the non-super rich.
We have a while to go before cheap space travel is an option, though. Currently the rocket was able to reach 444 meters, which is a record for the company.
Until then, Ashton Kutcher can have fun without us.