I was just watching one of my "Tomorrowland" DVD's that presents the "Man in Space" episode from the "Disneyland" television series, and I started speculating about how close we are to space tourism.
In a recent thread about the queue to Space Mountain, I mentioned a space elevator as a possible fictitious means to transport guests to Space Station 77. But, considering that the technology and materials to create a space elevator are now available and that the cost of such a thing is estimated to only be about $10 billion, regular and affordable travel into space may be something possible within our lifetimes.
Is the space elevator something Disney should be exploring? And, if so, how close do you think the general public is to actually visiting space?