Is space tourism realistic?

By 2024, astronauts could be on the Moon. By 2030, on Mars. And thanks to companies like SpaceX, it’s not just trained experts heading into orbit. But private space travel is expensive and dangerous. This new video explains the barriers to cross before we can all book a ticket.

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  1. Design a luxury inflatable space hotel that could be sent up with a rocket and expanded once in orbit.
  2. Imagine there is one space left for a civilian on a mission to the International Space Station. Hold a debate in class to decide who should go. Each person has one minute to make the case for why they should be selected.