On Yahoo!'s home page today was a story about a Spaceport in New Mexico. More and more it would seem that "tourist" space travel is going to be likely in my generation's lifetime.
Ever since my husband was little, like many young boys, he has desired the chance to travel into space. Many outgrow this dream, but even in his thirties, my husband still wants to embark into space just as much now as he did then. I plan to do everything in my power to help him achieve his dream...The current booking price is $250,000 and sure, the first tourist flights have not happened yet, but I plan to find a way to get the money for my hubby to fly when the time comes.
You may be wondering why I didn't say I plan to go with him. Truthfully, I'm not sure I could handle space flight. Disney's Mission Space ride alone made me so sick it ruined our Disney vacation so I highly doubt I'll want to attempt a real space flight. However, if someone invents something to help motion sickness AND lack of G's....well, maybe one day I'll be a space tourist too. Until then, I guess I'll just have to settle for seeing Earth from an airplane....
Where I found the image at the top of this post