Science fiction to reality

Who would have thought that one day many things we read as science fiction and laughed at as merely an overactive imagination were about to get real! This month is all about the advances in science that are surreal and unfolding right before our eyes in this century itself!

Cartoon illustration of a Virgin Galactic space ship
Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

Holidaying in space

You don’t have to be an astronaut to travel in space. Got $200,000? You could win a trip to space… for a few minutes. An added attraction: commercial spaceships are designed to look much cooler. USA-based Virgin Group’s subdivision, Virgin Galactic, will be offering these space trips. Early birds get to make the most of this before it gets cheaper and more commonplace.

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Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.