The Future of Space: Space Tourism

Entertainment in space, and future ideas of how to travel it

Space Tourism

Space Tourism is the concept of regular people traveling to space, for entertainment purposes. Companies charge up to $95,000 (spacesuit not included) for a 30 minute ride to space and back. In the future, destinations will likely be other planets, and moons.

Future of Space Exploration

The future of space exploration is likely to be done with robots and machines. Not with humans. This is because the human body cannot withstand the extreme circumstances in space, plus it is much cheaper to travel and collect with robots.

What it Takes to Control Robots

To control a robot currently a human has to use a remote to command the robot. Technology is not advanced enough to have automated robots in space.

The Pros and Cons of Robots

Some pros of robots are that they can collect and analyze rocks almost immediately. One con is that if a robot breaks it is impossible to fix at the moment, and requires expensive repair. Another cons is that radio waves travel at the speed of light, so to command a robot it can take up to an hours wait.

The Orion Spacecraft

The Orion Spacecraft by NASA is meant for its speed. It was created to travel to other planets like Mars, or Jupiter.

How it Works...

The Orion way of working is different than most other rockets. This is because its way of moving is by creating explosions in the back of the rocket. This causes thrust pushing the spacecraft forward with extreme forces.

Space Traveling: Wormholes

To get to other solar systems it is theorized that it will take hundreds of years, and we do not have the resources to keep a spacecrafts in space that long. To solve this problem scientists think that it is possible to travel to the other side of the universe faster than the speed of light, using wormholes. Wormholes are tunnels that can transport you to places, with less distance to cover, although in present day the technology has not nearly been advanced to use wormholes for our own use.