raumtraum - der tourismus erobert den weltraum
A view of the planet from space is a fascinating sight. "An unforgettable experience," is what those who've been here say, 250 miles above the daily humdrum. But the hot phase of space tourism has already begun. Tourist agencies like 'Space Adventures' and 'Pro Toura' already offer everything the hearts of daring tourists desire, from astronaut training in space camps to zero-gravity flights all the way to flight into space. Technically all of this is possible, but far from affordable for everyone. To boost the development of transport systems for tourists, the so-called 'X Prize' was offered in the USA back in 1998. The first company to take passengers into space and bring them back to the Earth wins 10 million dollars. To make a stay in space possible, hotel projects are already being developed all over the globe. Gradually a dream of humankind seems to be coming true - the documentary describes how this is taking place from the point of view of the people involved.