The cost of traveling to other star systems is similar to the cost of airplane tickets, and the price of spaceships is similar to that of airplanes. Corporations and wealthy individuals can own their private fleets of long-range ships. Determined middle-class folk can have a “personal” ship.
- I would note that with the Anti-planet Weapons ban, that travel between stars needs to be more of a “portal” thing (e.g. the stargate from Star Gate). Otherwise a ship traveling at a significant velocity could be used as an anti-planet weapon. — Lew
- A “warp” drive could be used. A ship in “warp” is unable to interact with anything in the real universe, so it does not matter how fast they go. — Mick