But what exactly is happening right now with in the international space travel community is that the country of Luxemburg is trying to claim the rights of allocating resources like gold, platinum and other materials that just so happen to be floating around within earth’s orbital field. Now, no other country has ever even really put serious consideration into ‘space mining’ but Luxemburg is very serious and starting to take investments from other countries and private investors who want to get in on a pretty risky investment that actually might pay off in gigantic proportions. But how expensive and valuable can these space rocks really be. Well, you probably can’t find them in many places on earth and they’re from outer space, so probably a butt load of money or two is a good guess as to how much all these items are worth.
Of course this is something that the entire space community will start discussing in further investigations and board meetings in the months ahead, but it is definitely an interesting story to keep an eye on because it could begin to develop into a much bigger business than we probably think it is as of right now. When it comes back to space travelling and space tourism in general we have to consider Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace who have come together to really be the pioneers in a new type of leisure experiment that humans are going to start trying to do very soon if not seldom times already. Now of course this whole concept is getting the entire international space community on their toes, and now everyone including Russia, China and other countries around the world with renown space programs are starting to consider getting more and more of their people up into space and training them like all other astronauts. How cool is it going to be when we think back on astronauts as the first people that ever got to go to space, but now it’s like not even that big of a deal because everyone is going to space, or at least a lot more people are getting to go to space because they are super powerful and influential and have a ton of money. That will still be a cool moment too when only the rich and powerful can go to space because it will be the first step towards getting space tourism and travelling into the public sphere, and to me that is only just the beginning of where this can all lead to.
Who knows where humans might end up in the next 300 years? We might honestly all be living all over the galaxy by then and actually be living in a Star Trek or Star Wars society in which we can travel at the speed of light safely across the universe. And let’s be honest, everyone wants to be living in that time period, right now we’re just fantasizing the cool part of human civilization, but we are at the beginning of real revolution.