Civilian Space Travel
By: Ian Kwit
Space is certainly an amazing place. But getting into a space shuttle up there is no easy matter, especially for civilians. The experience is great, but you go through what seems like too much to get there. The training is extensive and very long, and it costs way too much money. A civilian will take away from an astronaut or scientist who have worked his or her whole life for this. Civilians should not be able to travel into space.
The training takes an extensive amount of time, and can take a lot out of someone. You need to be very fit, active, and comfortable in this new environment. Many civilians do not have the endurance that professional astronauts and scientists have,and will most likely be ready to quit before leaving the atmosphere.
NASA needs money! No longer being funded by the U. S. government, NASA earns its money through private corporations. Everyone should know that civilians are not made of money. The cost for the shuttle to be made is larger than you would think. And don't forget the costs of the training and the equipment. If you put those costs together, you wouldn't think that any civilian has that much money.
Going into space is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but a civilian is so inexperienced and little informed about it, that it would be a shame to waste that chance to study life outside the atmosphere. Scientists and astronauts have studied their whole lives and have waited for this chance to come up. How can we give the chance to learn away like that?
The costs are too high. The training is long and hard. And the chance o learn and study will be taken away from the professionals.Civilian space travel should not be allowed.