Space Tourism- A Dream to Be Real

Space tourism is the travel of humans for the mere recreational purpose. The inquisitiveness of mankind has paved the way to explore the horizons and the moon. Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon made it plausible to work constantly in the field of space research. Now with the elapse of almost a century even we are heading towards the space tourism. Even the idea of traveling in the space and remaining in the luxury hotel like space ship fills the heart with thrill. You might have used the top luxuries in the selected hotels of the world such as Burj Al Arab in Dubai, The Plaza in New York City, Westin Excelsior Rome or the Emirate Palace of Abu Dhabi, but imagine the idea of staying in a luxury suite like space vehicle and watching the sunrise and sunset from your wing?

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The people with power and pelf use the top luxury cars such as Mercedes S-Class, Porsche Panamera, Bentley, Continental GT or any other, but imagine the luxury amenities of Wi-Fi, gymnasium, theatre and dining hall within your space ship. What an idea of interacting with your near ones from the space and thus avoiding the solitariness. This all is not a dream or mere imagination of fiction this is going to be true in the due course of time with space tourism. This space fare ring has various kinds such as Orbital suborbital etc; so far the orbital space tourism is done by the Russian space Agency named- Roscosmos State Corporation. Presently some other space agencies are toiling hard in this direction. Worth mention names are Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, etc.   

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We as human crave for the cruising all around the world and use the cheer luxuries of the renowned cruises such as Viking Ocean Cruises, Crystal Cruises, The princess, etc, Imagine the same luxury being provided in the space ship. In earlier times, there have been several attempts by several companies to offer space tours but have proved futile exercise. So far Dennis Tito is the first space tourist who could reach the International space station in 2001.

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There are several challenges in space tourism also. First is that it is very expensive to travel. Secondly, the person who desires to travel should be properly trained and physically fit as an astronaut. May be some legal treaties of the U.N using the space also can create a hindrance. But if all goes in the right direction, the human race can use the space for touring. In the coming years of 2000 or a few years, later possibilities are that the same private company of U.S can pave a successful way towards the paid trips to space for fun. One such company is the Virgin Galactic which was able to complete its first trip near the space in 2018. The company is optimistic to conduct more flights in the near future. 

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The report says that hundreds of adventure seekers millionaires have already booked their tickets for the exciting journey to space. The company plans to accommodate six passengers in the space ship at one time and one has to pay U.S.D- 250000 which is equal to 100 crores of India Rupees. Similar to the Virgin Galactic another company the Blue origin is also constantly working to send humans to space for touring. Indian space research Organization (ISRO) or some other companies should also plan in this sector to promote India tourism and revenue and mark India’s name among such countries.

Dr Atul Kumar Singh Parmar

Dr Atul is a graduate of R.B.S College Agra after the graduation did his Masters in Arts (English) Later pursued Bachelor of Education and Doctorate in English fro Agra University Agra. He has been been engaged in the tourism trade since 1995 , Worked as Govt Of India approved tour escort till 2011, He is promoter of 10thGate Tours dba S.A.M Tours and Travels. He is an avid traveler and travel writer with expertise in tours and travels, history, literature, architecture, social and political.

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