Civilian Space Travel

Persuasive     Essay

Should civilian space travel be allowed? I think it should because you get to discover more than reading from a book and it can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. If your thinking it's not safe to send civilians into space, can't the same safety issues happen to astronauts? After all, aren't astronauts people too?

Space travel can be an educational experience. You get to first hand experience the spacial bodies and everything else. This may prove to be better than reading from a book. Since this is an informative trip, you might make a new discovery that can change the world of space science forever.

Space travel costs a lot of money. But if you do have the money to pay for the trip, it can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. If astronauts go into space all of the time, why not let the public try? Space travel could make lasting memories that could me passed down from generation to generation. Of course, wouldn't you want to go into space?

Even with proper training, equipment, and precautions, mistakes do happen Some people say that letting a civilian go into space could destroy the spacecraft and potentially kill the civilian. But if everyone makes mistakes, don't astronauts make mistakes too? If they do, then couldn't astronauts die while in space? Yes, they sure can. So both civilians and astronauts could mess with the system and get themselves into a bad situation.

So, should space travel be allowed for civilians? Well, why not? With the proper training, it could be a learning opportunity as well as a once in a lifetime opportunity. And the same issues that might happen to a civilian in space could happen to an astronaut. Plus, it would surely make someone very happy.

By: Lance Pollitz

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