TTC Special: Tourism fascinated by space travel… and cautious

Vista espacial de la Tierra. Foto: Pixabay/0fjd125gk87

By Frank Martin

As the first lone human to observe the stars, the tourism industry is increasingly fascinated by outer space. And also feels cautious.

The most important travels sector in the world, which surely fully understands that it faces great challenges and challenges that seem insurmountable to deal with so-called space travel, has already begun to explore ways of doing so.

Do the new planetary goals have tourism potential? The bold answer of the specialists is a resounding “Yes”.

In the first place, experts argue that this is -certainly- an exciting frontier for the most adventurous tourists.

Jumping to the moon is a fantasy that only a handful of men have fulfilled but that captures the imagination of millions of people.

The universal interest is also demonstrated from the first recreational trips beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic have already taken some tense and brief but extraordinary journeys.

The general public is waiting and not only to offer their applause. Many would like to be passengers and look at the planet Earth in all its roundness.

However, one barrier between fantasy and reality remains very solid: the economy.

The pioneering firms in these walks by the stars say that they have managed to lower prices, although not much. Hundreds of thousands of dollars sometimes don’t cover a single seat.

But reusable rockets like SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Blue Origin’s New Shepard are already widely used.

The designs of the ships are more and more realistic, surpassing the limits that previously imposed the fantasy.

Perhaps in space travel, insecurity is pushed aside for the sake of a heroic achievement. But that is not the custom in the tourist industry. Tourists should always safely return to tell what they saw, get back to work, and then do it again.

Various technological systems intensify their research to make space tourism safer and more feasible, and not just leaps in which the next stage is eagerly awaited. Security is essential to massif this modality.

Scientists go further. And as their role requires it, they warn that the environmental impact of a proliferation of refined fuels and explosive emissions and the accumulation of various discarded remains also require new technologies, innovations and laws.

All that technology is about to advance to almost magical levels. And it is expensive very expensive

That would precisely put the prices of tourists for the stars. Reducing costs is an essential necessity.

There is no need to worry too much. Work is already underway, although the waiting period is still considered long.