Space Is Within Reach
Some readers will probably know that one of my long term goals as stated on my “About Me” page is to go into outer space 😀 I haven’t gone up there yet because 3 factors in the past have always kept me grounded 😉 Money: It costs about $200,000 to get into space. Safety: Based on historical data 1 out of 20 astronauts (5%) have died on missions. And practicality: There hasn’t been any commercially viable way for the general public to space travel yet.
However, all that is starting to change. Last month my net worth passed the $200,000 milestone. Money is not an issue anymore for me 🙂 Safety standards and technology have also improved dramatically for space flight. There hasn’t been a space related death in a long time. And finally thanks to daredevils like Felix Baumgartner, film directors like J.J. Abrams, astronauts like Chris Hadfield, celebrity entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, and actors like George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, there has never been more social interest and curiosity about the final frontier!
Half a century ago we saw the first human spaceflight ever. Since then many astronauts have gone into space, orbited the earth, built the International Space Station (I.S.S.), and have even gone to the moon 😉 We are living in a very fortunate time right now because space travel today is more accessible than ever before for the average person. We don’t have to be a NASA trained astronaut anymore to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience 🙂 This post will explain space tourism and how I plan to fly in a passenger space plane.