Until the past few years, an ordinary person could only imagine paying a visit to space. But with the current pace of development and implementation of technology, such an experience will be available to humans very soon.
‘Space Perspective’ a forward looking company based in Florida has introduced a space capsule. Spaceship Neptune consists of a space balloon, keep descent system and capsule. It will be perhaps as manageable as boarding a regular aircraft. Intending to take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space center; it will glide through the air by a space balloon.
A comfortable cum riveting six hour ride is said to be a life changing experience. Providing a glance at the utterly wowing cosmos from 99% above the Earth’s atmosphere at over 100,000 feet. The balloon – borne pressurized capsule aims to provide various facilities to its passengers: On air Wifi, anti glare glass, panoramic windows, snacks, cozy reclining seats and sensors depicting data related to the wind, temperature and altitude for the duration of the voyage. The spacecraft will smoothly land in the appointed water body and passengers will be brought to shore through a ship.
But every adventure costs you something, doesn’t it? Well, this exciting adventure costs a fortune. An individual seat is priced at USD125,000!
The company aims to kick off it’s commercial flights by the end of 2024, and so far flights for the particular year have already been sold out. Over 350 seats have been booked, and this remains an apparently exhilarating opportunity for the affluent classes all over the world.
However, with already long standing basic problems on Earth that deserve solutions, do you think it’s really a fair idea to spend colossal amounts of money over a six hour journey?
Can you think of 3 best ways to spend this money on Earth, to make life better for the people living here?
Think about it.