Everest – Mount Everest by climbers, news: ”
The Space Monopoly Game Plan: Get big fast and Buy the Spaceports Sharing half a billion in investments on Space (sort off) Tourism – Virgin Galactic has only collected $13 million in cash from tourists, while Eric Anderson just signed up his first customer. Yet the race is on for a piece of the $1 billion pie, a space tourism revenue estimate resting largely on polls showing that up to 40 percent of us would go into space if it were possible, and the fact that there are more than 20 million millionaires in the world. In this Space version of a Monopoly game – rockets are good props to buy while Spaceports seems the most sought after (and expensive) real estate to own. ”
I guess this is it. Get your spot while you can–Space calls!
So, class, a few questions:
1. What would it take to get you to sign up to go to space?
2. Many have argued that government funds would be better spent on purely earthbound endeavours (ignoring, often times, that the only place to actually spend dollars is “on Earth”). How do you feel about private enterprise funding these businesses designed for “vacations” to space?
I look forward to your answers. I have enjoyed all the others!