Commercialising space Ready for take off?, Economist
"Peter Diamandis, the man behind both these American firms and the founder of the X Prize Foundationa charity that financed a competition that led in 2004 to the first manned private-sector flight into spacesees entertainment and tourism as "profitable stepping stones" to the commercialisation of space."
How Safe Is the Race To Send Tourists into Space?, Wall Street Journal
"But how safe is the space tourism business? The Wall Street Journal Online invited Patricia Smith, who heads the Federal Aviation Administration office responsible for overseeing the nascent industry, to discuss the topic with space entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, a co-founder of Space Adventures and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which awarded a $10 million prize to Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne in 2004. Their conversation, carried out via email, is below."