2022 promises to be an equally busy year, with a number of private spaceflights planned, and new vehicles continuing their development:
Blue Origin could fly six or more suborbital flight this year, with the first scheduled for late March.
In April, three private astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station.
The month of May should see the Boeing Starliner making a second attempt at an un-crewed demonstration mission to the International Space Station. If successful Boeing hope to launch with crew for the first time before the end of the year.
The enormous SpaceX Starship may well complete it’s first un-crewed orbital flight as well this year, if they are able to clear a few regulatory and technical hurdles.
And Virgin Galactic should attempt another flight or two, this time with paying passengers.
SpaceX Starship test stand. Credit: Nic Ansuini