A look at the reality of space tourism and the major changes that will come from this new industry.
This paper discusses the topic of space tourism and the pros and cons of developing a space tourism industry. The author researches the reality of space tourism and the major changes that will come from this new industry, as well as ideas and solutions to problems that might arise from this industry.
“One of the most basic traits of human beings is to discover new frontiers. From early cave men, to Columbus, to modern day space explorers, humans have enjoyed traveling. Traveling and tourism is a major factor in today’s global economy. Space tourism is a very new idea that was once thought of as no more than science fiction, just like visiting the moon once was also and has been left untouched, due to certain restrictions. The idea has been around for many years, even before the first rocket went into space. Today’s ever-changing technology is allowing space travel to become less expensive and safer; two of the major factors that have limited tourism in space. Safer and cheaper ways of traveling to space are making the idea of space tourism become more realistic. Space tourism must now be looked upon as a viable reality that will change the way the world operates and should be implemented past the conceptual stage and developed into reality for the tourist of tomorrow.”