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Commercial Space Travel: Amazing Experience or Dangerous Risk?

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Elon Musk's SpaceX program is getting closer to making commercial space travel a reality. If commercial space travel became a reality and was affordable, would you use it? Considering the dangers of outer space, there's always the fear that there may not be enough precautions in place, but on the other hand, traveling to space on vacation/holiday might be an incredible experience.

What do you all think? Would you go on a trip to outer space, or do you think the possible risks would outweigh the thrills of being in space?
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Wow @Yozora. What a coincidence. I just read a newspaper article about him in today's newspaper. He's just become the 3rd richest man in the world. Now that must say something about the project?
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...erg-s-p500

I'm totally with you on this. The world has already been overused and polluted. Outer space is already becoming polluted with debris floating around. Why can't this guy rather invest excess funds in cleaning up the world, particularly since his car is based on a clean philosophy. I guess travel is OKish as long as there are strict rules about who cleans up where. Problem is it must be very difficult to clean up in space.
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(11-20-2020, 01:59 AM)Genesis Wrote: Wow @Yozora. What a coincidence. I just read a newspaper article about him in today's newspaper. He's just become the 3rd richest man in the world. Now that must say something about the project?
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...erg-s-p500

I'm totally with you on this. The world has already been overused and polluted. Outer space is already becoming polluted with debris floating around. Why can't this guy rather invest excess funds in cleaning up the world, particularly since his car is based on a clean philosophy. I guess travel is OKish as long as there are strict rules about who cleans up where. Problem is it must be very difficult to clean up in space.

Wow, I didn't know he was quite that rich. No wonder he has money to spend on projects like this. I also wish he was more fond of philanthropy projects too. Considering that he wants to colonize Mars, despite the dangers of that, so maybe what drives him is a sense of adventure and pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
That said, with all the trash problems places like Mt. Everest have had to struggle with, I could definitely see tourists making outer space's existing problems with space junk even worse, like you said. For anyone not aware, outer space has tons of [space junk](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/scien...pace-junk/) from old satellites and such. Tourists might increase the problem and could make space more polluted, hindering space exploration projects' ability to carry out their work.

I guess if all the tourists just stayed in a rocket and looked out windows it would be ok, but if they actually make more pollution then it could just end up making space research harder. Sad
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