Should Space Tourism Be Banned

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I think space tourism should be banned because it is a lot of money to build an aircraft and if this aircraft breaks we would have waisted a lot of money and it would be extremly hard to save up a high cost for a new spaceship. It is hard enouph getting the money for that aircraft so why should we recreate another identical spaceship using up more money.

Addition to this, at one point we tried to send fully trained astonauts into space but failed that mission as the aircraft blew up so it would be even more risky to send people who don't know about different things you will need to know about space before you go up there as it can be a very dangerous place to go to. Also, the tickets are very epensive and this is because it is an incredibly large amount of money to build just one aircraft.

On the other, hand I believe that if we send tourists into space their understanding of space, the solar system, and orbit would stretch and they could learn a lot about what goes on up above them and would see some never before seen sights with a once in a life time oppotunity that only a few people would get the chance off. Also only rich people or families would be able to spend the money on a hoiday to space as the tickets are 250,000 per person so not everyone would be able to go on an amazing adventure through space.

Overall, it is clear that there should not be holidays to space because we would be putting peoples lives in danger as they would not be trained. Eventhough it would be a very enjoyable time out there we are still using up a lot of money on aircrafts wich we could use for other new and important space tecnology, it is still a very dangerous mission to complete.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    19 Nov 2019

    Lots of good reasons given here, well done. However, there's already a post about this on the Hub. Please make sure you don't repeat a post, but read them first and then add your own ideas in the comments section. Thanks!

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  • Braiswick Primary School educated_heart | Braiswick Primary School
    19 Nov 2019

    I agree with you, but I think that the people who made the project should work on it more. By saying that i mean that they should do training before they send 'normal' people into space. Also they could make special uniforms to block from UV light and any other illnesses that could be in space. I recomend to use black felt for the uniform because it works the best at blocking the UV light. Hope my ideas will be help full

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School prodigious_eagle | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    19 Nov 2019

    yes it should
    it is expencive

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School glad_avocado | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    19 Nov 2019

    I think that space tourism should not be banned because what they discover new things that are really rare.

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    1. Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
      glad_avocado's comment 20 Nov 2019

      I completely understand that finding extremely rare things in space is exciting but there is more to space than that. I think space tourism should be banned. I can see the motives behind exploring space, one of them being: to find solutions to problems here on Earth but in my opinion space tourism is not reasonable. When astronauts are performing scientific experiments they are trying to achieve something, space tourism does not achieve anything. Visiting space, for most people, would provide pleasure and joy but destroying the Earth while being joyous is not very joyous at all. Virgin Galactic is already selling space tickets for 250,000 pounds. Basically, if this idea goes ahead we will be suffering thanks to the privileged few who can afford these tickets. This will cost a huge amount of money, we could spend that money on things we actually need. 'There is not a magical money tree' said the presenter of the ITV debate last night and I completely agree. However, looking at the other side of the argument, if this concept is brought to life by a private industry potential jobs could be created but at a massive cost. That cost is contribution to climate change.

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        versatile_molecule's comment 21 Nov 2019

        Good reasons given. You seem to think that pleasure and joy are not worth the negative consequences of space exploration. What might someone who disagrees with you say? Why are pleasure and joy very valuable to humans?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School caring_land | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    05 Dec 2019

    There are people dying out on the streets and all that money can give a brand new life

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    I believe that Space Tourism should be banned, as the concept of it is pointless. To, essentially, create holidays in space. It would be a multi-million business, however, anyone with a medical condition would not be able to go on the trip. (I.e. Athsma. Being in space without oxygen could affect their medical condition hugely.) This means a family holiday could not take place and then is leaving some people out of the line. It is a moneymaking business, and could create the world's first trillionare. However, to run this kind of business is extremely expensive and the money could go towards problems on Earth.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      happy_politics's comment 09 Dec 2019

      Have you any evidence to suggest those with medical conditions couldn't travel in space?

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      1. Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 09 Dec 2019

        Before trained astronauts make the journey into space, they are tested to see if they are ill. If they are, the flight is delayed until they are healthy again. Having an illness like Asthma, which is for life, could end in a life of death situation whilst in space. Anyone there is far from medical assistance and having no oxygen in the atmosphere could make an Asthma attack more common.

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  • Hammond School logo awesome_vegetable | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Dec 2019

    I think that space tourism should be because it is polluting the planet alone so it is an extra thing. Adding to this space tourism is mainly based on richer people because of the expense of it. Another problem is that it cost a lot of money to build a space craft as you said and you can not use a space rocket twice. I understand that it will help use explore the universe but do we rely want to spend money on space when it is all right when there are other issues on earth which we should resolve first. To add to my point,there have previously been a lot of failers up to space so we are risking a lot.

    To conclude Ithink we should not have space tourism due to the rises and poloson.

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