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?
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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. 

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Angel G
November 9, 2021 6:39 pm

Dear christopher:

I am impressed by your post ¨Civilization Space Travel¨ because I learned that space travel was only limited to the astronauts who were highly educated individuals who were specially trained to travel into outer space but now people who have wealth & power can travel to space by buying a two way ticket to space. Civilization space travel is a waste because it is just wasting money on things that might not work and we need to focus on our planet, and what we can do to save our planet. 

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ¨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.¨I think this is accurate because It’s true we are not focusing on our planet that is dying and it is the only planet we are living on right now. We should focus on making climate change better and the ocean.  

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you show how climate change can get worse if we focus on space travel. Plus you explain more details in the post. Thank you for your writing. 

Angel Gallegos

November 5, 2021 7:25 pm

That’s a great hook on the title Christopher, I will admit though I was expecting the majority of the article to be data supporting that idea. But I think tying the idea of climate change is a back of the mind perspective and one I wouldn’t have thought of myself. Nice job!

November 5, 2021 5:39 pm

Your opinion is definitely valid. I totally get what you are saying. It would be wonderful to use the wealth for a better purpose, and your definition of a better purpose is to solve the ongoing issues on earth. However, civilian space travel sounds pretty cool. By civilian space travel, the cost will decrease gradually and in the end, we all will be able to afford it. Now, it might sound useless but think about the future, it’s an enormous advance for humanity.

November 5, 2021 5:22 pm

I totally agree with your post and argument. I think that we should not leave earth because we trashed it and we need to fix it. I agree with your statement that we need to not be ignorant. If you were rich would you go to space?

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