Space tourism: are we one step closer?

Do you think that people will go on holiday in space in the future? Watch this video to find out how soon that could be!

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Transcript

Could these two high-profile journeys to the edge of space by wealthy businessmen Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson mean space travel is one step closer for the rest of us?

Well, to go anytime soon, you would need a lot of money. One seat on board billionaire Jeff Bezos's rocket ship was auctioned for 28 million dollars.

Whilst there was nowhere for passengers of these two flights to stop off, the first-ever space hotel is expected to open in 2027. The Voyager Station hotel will float in low orbit, and guests will be able to see the Earth as they move round the planet.

But large rockets need lots of fuel to propel them, so space travel can have a hefty carbon footprint. Historically, rockets have been powered by kerosene, but some are now launched by using cleaner methods, such as green hydrogen.

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Submitted by RubyYay-Guesswhat on Sat, 04/13/2024 - 16:38

It was absolutely amazing. I want to go there one day.

Submitted by UtkuKublay35 on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 08:24

It's a very good idea. We live in a universe where the Earth occupies even an atomic piece. unbelievable, enormous.

Submitted by Bolozan_Sabina on Thu, 03/24/2022 - 20:01

I have learned so many things! It was so interesting! I recommed this video!

Submitted by Rsmnoptfghu5699 on Thu, 03/24/2022 - 17:08

I think it's a great ideea, but i don't have enghou money to go on space.
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