Space Tourism (predicted mainstream date: 2013)
As seen in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Space isn't merely the final frontier, it's also the hot new vacation spot for the mega rich. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic plans to launch its first suborbital space flight in 2009 (cost: $US200,000 per ticket). NASA predicts that the first space hotels will appear within 20 years. When you get turndown service at the Lunar Hilton, will the attendant leave a moon rock on your pillow?(Image courtesy of GalacticSuite.com)