Scientists have recently developed new ways to propel rockets and satellites into space. These methods do not require heavy fuels, and rely instead on solar power through the interaction of plasma that comes from our Sun and the extremely lightweight gas argon. The interaction is guided by the use of different levels of chambers and manipulated by the addition of extremely powerful magnets. At unbelievable temperatures touted at a million degrees, the gases are released at a rate powerful enough to propel rockets through our solar system.

With budget cuts to many programs including NASA and the new technology, the opportunities exist now to explore inner space. These opportunities are many, and include several types of commercial endeavors and as well as academic ones. Science can, and has, provide many answers to commercial concerns, and this is the latest one.

Start ups in the area of ​​communications, be it cellular telephones or internet access for the most remote regions of the planet are now possible. Financially, the technology may still be out of reach for many, but with funding from investors or communities, that barrier can be quickly removed. Communications can bring remote areas up to par, and into the commercial arena of the entire world market. Imagine being able to market goods made in a remote village that has been left impoverished due to their location, but can now sell goods to the world and improve their standard of living.

Scientific experiments can also now be held in our solar system. Some may still be more cost effective held here on Earth in different chambers that mimic weightlessness and are able to produce a vacuum, but many will be able to conducted that were impossible to do previously.

One commercial undertaking that may be of interest to many is products delivered to space stations. While NASA is experiencing cuts, the complete dismantling of the program has not happened. Space station technicians still live on the space station, and many are needed to perform maintenance on the thousands of satellites providing signals to the billions of devices dependent on them around the world.

These technicians need a continual supply system of goods delivered to them. With this new technology, space stations are no longer dependent on their governments to fulfill this need. Other start ups can include travel for tourism to distant locations in the solar system. While this may be a few years off, it might be good business sense to look into. There is also the new opportunity for extended stays in space for business. Businesses will be able to sell goods to those living in our orbit, and soon, these same businesses, if they start soon and gain experience, will be able to go to the locations where tourists are at in our solar system, and increase their sales with them.

Imagine being able to take classes, or teach, with the stars and planets as the background in your classroom’s windows. Tourism can be combined with many different business opportunities, and should be limited only by your imagination. Or instead of needing to trek to a remote location to write that book, you could escape to beyond the moon. Professors taking sabbaticals to refresh their minds and prepare them for future teaching often take sabbaticals, with pay, and tour the planet. Now, they could take extended sabbaticals that instead could be held above our heads.

There are many options beyond what is written here, and your imagination can bring you a profitable return. Now is the time to get in on this new opportunity. Those who wait will find the market is no longer open to newcomers. Writing a business plan and then obtaining the needed funding to literally take your business off the ground needs to start now. Waiting will be a mistake many will regret. Do not let that happen to you. Travel in space, and not just within our own solar system, will be next on the list.