Thursday, July 21, 2011
I was watching the news tonight and caught a special interest piece on the impending opening of Spaceport America, which is located here in New Mexico just outside Las Cruces. According to the website, Spaceport's mission is to, "Develop and operate the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport to attract the future space industry, deliver prosperity through public and private cooperation, and inspire the next generation."
I'm not sure what all that means, including if and when the average Joe with a not-so-average bank account can buy him or herself a flight into outer space.
Which leads me to wonder just how many people, if given the means and the opportunity, would take a trip beyond our great blue and into the void. Would you?
1. Hell yes. I'm all about adventure and fun, damn the safety and the money.
2. Hell no. I get scared enough riding on the bus.
3. Probably not. I just don't see the point of paying all that money to be shot off into a great big bunch of black nothing. Then again, if they were serving margaritas . . .