Captain Kirk and his crew gets to drift in space. Han, Leia, and Luke goes into hyperspace. Astronauts get to see the earth in all its glory. So when will it be our turn? It might be closer than you think. In the next 1 or 2 years, space tourism will begin. They will be able to enter Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for around $90,000 to $25,000 per ride. They will experience weightlessness and get to view the Earth in a way that very few get to.
You might be saying “That’s good for the rich” but in another 20 to 30 years, space travel into LEO will cost about the same as a trip on a luxury cruise ship. Spaceports are now being built in a dozen different nations for space tourism, a multi-billion dollar industry. Space tourism will also reach for the moon as well, but at this time we wouldn’t have reach Mars, yet anyway.
Within the next 10 years, future spacecraft will become more powerful, more capable of detecting danger in space and more adept at maneuvering to avoid those dangers. Future space missions will also test weaponry in space in case it is needed for aggressors, foreign or domestic.
Again, another sign that science fiction is slowly becoming science fact.
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Until next time,
“Boldly go where no man has gone before”