Space Tourism, do we need it ?


Photo Courtesy from carf.

I read a recent article in magazine about space tourism in which a normal person like us can travel to the space for personal pleasure. But it is only affordable to wealthy individuals. Surprisingly, its has become so popular that, even at $20 million a ticket, the Russsian Space Agency is fully booked until 2009.

On the other site of the world, according to UNICEF 30,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth. Being week and meek in life makes these dying even more invisible to us.

If the money of the ticket to tour the space is share with the poor hungry children.  How many life in earth it could save ? 

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3 Comments

  1. April 19, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    For sure!
    We live in a cold, selfish world, a cold war against poverty, where we lack more possibilities for personal experiences, where people who can afford $20 million dollar tickets are also able to live and reflect over the situation affecting those 30.000 kids each day. Seeing is believing, believing is feeling, and feeling is doing something to change all that one sees.
    These people with more money than sense, need concrete opportunities to visit the reality of the poor and unselfish, so that they may be woken from their unreal world of superficial dreams and luxuries.

    I think our image makes a beautiful illustration to this article.
    Children are our only hope for a better future, but we must learn how to better care for them. Show me the person who has $20 million to spend on our children and I will change not only many children’s lives, but the person’s life too!
    What a dream, what happiness there could be if we all just tried a little harder.

    Gregory J. Smith,
    Social Entrepreneur and Founder – CARF

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/

  2. maybebi said,

    July 8, 2007 at 5:58 am

    “Children are our only hope for a better future” — what a splendid thought!

    Of course, it sounds a bit like you mean that there’s nothing that we grownups can do, except give money if we happen to be wealthy. That’s a bit defeatist, isn’t it? I’m a scientist, myself, who hopes that science can help solve some of the problems that it’s indirectly helped to create. Should I give up that hope, because it doesn’t involve children?

    Is it so wrong to say instead that “Scientists and other bright people who care are part of our hope for a better future”?

  3. emoboy said,

    October 24, 2008 at 7:03 pm

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