It is a dream for many children to become an astronaut and maybe one day be able to exploring the stars. It's not for nothing that the Frenchman Thomas Pesquet is almost an idol. The arrival of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars , followed by millions of people, provided yet another illustration of our fascination with the stars. But is space tourism therefore something credible?
Space tourism, something for the 1%
From Elon Musk with SpaceX to Jeff Bezos with Blue Origins, or Virgin Galactic , it has now almost become a commercial slogan. Leading companies in this sector will offer us the doors to space tourism. Soon you, us, everyone will be able to travel to space and why not to the Moon or Mars.
But what is it really? This is what the Fridays for Future association has just put in pictures, with great talent. We are faced with aA particularly successful fake, featuring the incredible landscapes of Mars, new adventures or the possibility of a world “without war”, “without crime”, “without pandemic” and “without pollution”. In short, we would almost want to take our ticket for the next (and first human trip) to Mars. But, the association painfully points out the obvious. If millions of dollars are well spent on space programs on the planet Mars and elsewhere, the pioneers will belong to the 1%.
“Most humans will never have the chance to visit or live ”On Mars, summarizes Fridays for Future.
even considers the movement founded on the initiative of Greta Thunberg.
Not sure such a messageassociated with the Red Planet is however well received by the general public.