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Are there regulations for space travel?
The U.S. Congress in 2004 imposed a regulations moratorium on commercial human spaceflight that has been extended several times, and now continues through 2023. Currently, commercial spaceflight crew and participants engage in spaceflight operations through “informed consent.”
Why should space travel be banned?
This is important to space exploration because more people will aspire to be astronauts – which will help to explore space quicker and easier. By using space tourism, it is putting many people’s lives in danger. Therefore, space tourism should be banned because it is a danger to the public.
What are the benefits of private space travel?
The benefits of space can be categorized as either direct or indirect. The direct benefits of exploration include the generation of scientific knowledge, the diffusion of innovation and creation of markets, the inspiration of people around the world, and agreements forged between the countries engaged in exploration.
Who regulates space tourism?
The Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to regulate commercial travel to outer space through its Office of Commercial Space Transportation, but Congress has imposed a moratorium through 2023 on regulating the industry.
Why does space tourism matter?
Space Tourism Connects People to Space in a Personal Way First, the current tiny group of government trained and paid professional astronauts is far more elite than the population of “rich tourists.” An ordinary person is far more likely to make a few million than to become a NASA astronaut.
What is bad about space tourism?
The emissions of a flight to space can be worse than those of a typical airplane flight because just a few people hop aboard one of these flights, so the emissions per passenger are much higher. That pollution could become much worse if space tourism becomes more popular.