In the article, “YOU DECIDE Civilian Space Travel” (BTW) I learned that space travel is becoming more commercialized than ever before; the targeted group is civilians. Almost any civilian can travel to space. Space travel was only limited to astronauts; astronauts are highly educated individuals who are specially trained to travel into outer space. Only a few people are fortunate enough to become astronauts. Nowadays, a civilian with wealth & power can purchase a two-way ticket to space. The money spent on space travel could be used to solve lots of problems that are occurring here on earth, for example, starvation & helping countries adapt to climate change. Space travel can also provide an incomparable human experience; space is mesmerizing, it could change your life for the better, making you more appreciative of what you have.If you had the opportunity to travel to space, meaning you are wealthy, would you funnel your money (you have lots of money) toward space travel and adventure, or to being a decent human being and helping the earth by putting money toward it’s ongoing issues that we created?
I think that space travel is useless. There are many problems occurring here on earth that must be solved. It seems that we are giving up on earth. We are shifting our focus to space and the other planets when in reality, we didn’t come from space, we came from the earth; we are specifically designed to live on earth. Our earth needs help, and instead of funding space travel, or even allowing this to happen, we must fund or put this money toward these ongoing issues. We as the human race must stop being ignorant or we will pay for it, if not us, the posterity.