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Space Exploration: A Vacation for the Wealthy

Without a doubt, modern technology still has more in store for us than ever before. The advent of high-tech equipment and machines have made lives more comfortable and exploration vaster. For how many years, space exploration has rapidly discovered new information. What was once something out of our hands reach has now become a highly booming industry.

Availability of Space Exploration

However, space exploration remains an exclusive experience, and those who can avail of it are those who have thousands of dollars to spend.

Back in 2009, the multi-millionaire Cirque Du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberte shelled out 39 million dollars to buy a ticket for a few weeks in space.

Currently, it is estimated that only about 1% of the population can afford space travel.

Other Affordable Option

Taking the problems regarding the affordability of space travel, certain companies promote their own programs that are said to be available for the mass. The lowest price to experience space is said to be at $200,00. This program is by Virgin Galactic, and the ticket will take you to space for a good 90 minutes. Such price already constitutes the average median income of ordinary families. 

More Findings in the Way

Just because space travel is not affordable today, does not rule out the possibility of its affordability tomorrow. Many companies are still competing to provide the best experience at the lowest price. SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Space Adventures are only some of the companies who want to let people experience space exploration. 

Programs regarding space travel are still at its baby steps where not a lot of people can yet avail. But certainly, as more information is acquired, the possibility for everyone to experience space travel is within reach. 

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