So we all think of outer space as the next frontier for humankind, and for over half a century humankind has been vigilant about getting out there and exploring the great barriers beyond us on earth. So what is next for us and our adventures with space travelling and exploration, and I think everyone is on the same page that more and more people want to experience going to outer space as a more casual tourism experience.
There are those like Richard Branson who has started doing this kind of thing for the wealthiest of the wealthy who want to go to outer space and experience a loss of gravity, or even go into a space station orbiting around the earth. There is this really interesting way that things are orbiting around the earth while the earth is orbiting around the sun while the sun orbits around, another star or galaxy or the center of the universe. It’s always going to be a really interesting concept to talk about how our space stations stay safe and how many people we can start hosting at a time in these space stations.
One day we hope to have space cities and communities that can live outside the confines of earth just like we see in many science fiction movies and books like Star Wars and Star Trek, but of course this is still a pretty long ways away, but not necessarily. Right now we are at the very beginning of getting regular people, otherwise non as non-astronauts, into the outer realms of the earth’s atmosphere and sending them into weightlessness for a considerable amount of time before coming back down to earth Voyager style. Of course there is definitely a lot of risk in going to outer space as we know from more recent science fiction movies like Gravity and Interstellar, but the point is that we are all of a sudden getting to a really interesting point in human history in which space travel is becoming more and more likely for more and more people.
There is something happening right now within the international space community that is making headlines that is very important to the whole entire idea of space travel, and more importantly who owns the rights to ‘near-Earth objects’ that are floating around in earth’s orbital field and beyond. What is so crazy to think is that there is so much space between the earth and the moon, and of course anything that is within the earth in the moon is within earth’s orbital field, so there’s literally millions of square miles in which random things are floating around earth and just stuck near us just like the moon is stuck to us in orbit. The moon is definitely an interesting concept to think about, and when we always look at the moon a lot of us begin to wonder about what exactly is outer space like, and it’s so exciting that we can now put action to those thoughts and experience outer space if we just so happen to have a bunch of money that we are willing to spend on things like this.
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