Richard Branson in space #Unity22AdvertisementCriticisms of Space TourismSpace tourism was initially a hopeful concept, one focused on increasing access for ordinary citizens to visit space. This obviously prices access to space well outside the range of all but the ultra-wealthy; it's one of the primary criticisms of space tourism today. AdvertisementBenefits of Space TourismBoosters of space tourism say we don't know yet what positives may come out of going to space for recreation. Additionally, space tourism will be good business – both in space and on Earth: \"A number of economic analysts have predicted that global space tourism could grow to $1.7 billion by 2027. Now That's Interesting While many consider it otherwise, Elon Musk's SpaceX is not actually a space tourism company.