so what is the point of sapce tourism and stuff?
people like that richard branson or whatever his name is are making like space ships for like “regular” people (by regular, i mean ppl that can afford a milliom dollars a flight.) but wats the point? why tell us poor people who make less than a gajillion dollars a year like the virgin man that they’re making space tourism possible knowing we can’t afford it. thats not nice… all well…anyway they say its will cost like 250K a head per flight but will the prices go down within the next 100 years so normal people will be able to live that dream and fly into space. (and its not even worth it cuz u can’t go to the moon. but im sure earth sure is purdy from up there.
A there are two groups of people with different points of views. I will try to overview both of them.
First, there are the people that are promoting space travel as a tourist approach. They are basically in it for the money. A new gimic to get money from people is always around the corner. There idea is not too weird however, because people looked at each new mode of transportation as a weird idea. As people used the new mode of transportation from boats, to horse and buggy, to trains, to automobile, and to airplanes; each of these was improved to accomadate and make that particular mode better and safer. So, although, there are people in it for the money it would have the benefit of making space travel safer and better as it develops.
Second there are those in the scientific point of view. They feel it somehow cheapens and degrades their efforts for true space exporation. They want money from the government and donators to help fund their projects into outer space to discover new things in space and on other planets.
Actually, we need both types of ideas and the people that feel that way. To keep most people interested in space efforts all the attention possible must be give to the effort. So any thing that brings attention to the efforts of space is usually a good thing!
Remember that creativity comes in many forms and it is the end results that counts. We need more people to grown up wanting to explore space and going into college after those courses that will help them to become scientists, idealist, pilots, ground personell, and so forth.
Space tourism may never become an everyday event, but it will sure help get some attention to the space programs of today.
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