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Do you think space tourism will be big in the near future? Why or why not?

SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
Do you think space tourism will be big in the near future? Why or why not?
What is the most interesting thing you know about space?


  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 862 ✭✭✭✭
    Even if we will be able to take a trip to the Moon, even to the Mars, they are basically desert. So their popularity as a destination will be no more than Sahara's or Gobi's.
    However, I think zero (or less) gravity will be exciting experience. I expect we will invent zero gravity sports and enjoy them!
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,662 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2017
    @Saira and @Yellowtail orbital space tourism already exists, but I'm sure it won't be too long before it will be possible to visit the Moon or Mars if you are rich enough. I think the adventure of the journey as well as seeing the Moon up close would make it interesting. I can imagine mostly very wealthy people who want the kudos of being a space tourist would want to do this though. I doubt many people will be able to go as I would expect it would be beyond most people's pockets.

    Space tourist (2002) paid an estimated 20 million US dollars for an 11 day flight.

  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,662 ✭✭✭✭
    How about this?! Worms in space! Researchers have sent a group of intrepid (I'm not sure they had much choice in the matter) flatworms to the International Space station for five weeks to see how they’d get on. Weird results now are offering new insights into human health.

    Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-space-faring-flatworms-can-teach-about-human-health-180963658/#LPmGD2WvkC2CUsti.99
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