Space tourism will inspire a new generation of engineers. For example, 26-year-old engineer, Jeremy Voigt has had the ability to build a simple rocket engine with a simple mass of pipes, wires and valves.
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Hypersonic Transportation will become a possibility. George. M. Whitesides states that with improvements to Space Tourism, passengers will be able to takeoff from London, fly into space and touch down in San Francisco an hour or so later
Faster travelling leads to lesser environmental damages as there will be a considerably reduced amount of time spend to travel from point A to point B and thus lesser air pollution. George. M. Whitesides also states that, “Another reason is that you’re not chugging through the atmosphere for 12 hours, so there could be environmental benefits to that.”
People say that space tourism is a potential waste of money as money that can be spend on more “productive causes” is being spent for simply giving a bunch of people a good view of Earth from space
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However the costs of space tourism are rapidly decreasing due to the introduction of reusable spacecraft such as the Virgin Galactic. For example, launching a satellite costs up to $12M without the added insurance costs. However, it only costs a little less than $250,000 for a full suborbital flight on the Virgin Spaceplane
Space tourism also helps people gain more knowledge about the universe and the Earth itself. Looking out of a spacecraft window at the awe-inspiring halo of Earth will only be a dream if we bring a halt to space tourism. So join us and help make life for the next generation much more pleasant and amazing to experience