It is easy to dismiss a plan such as that of space tourism which is a luxury that only the rich can afford, but there are certain advantages to it that each part of the society might experience.
1)It is a dream project to work on.
From the onset of space tourism, it is only growth that we have seen in the frequency of space flight. This will automatically create a boom as job opportunities will be created in every sector known. And who won’t like to work on a project that is related to SPACE!!!
2)The cost will definitely go down
Even if space tourism seems costly now, we will surely see a decrease in cost. The reason behind this is that we could create a space shuttle having more capacity so the cost per person reduces.
Comparing the same situation with the airplanes, when once they used to be a mode of travel for the upper class people in the society, but then, as the aviation sector boomed, the prices of the airplane tickets went down significantly and finally any common man is now able to afford the same.
3)Space tourism will not be a complete disaster
Most of us are still concerned regarding the environmental imbalance that space tourism may cause. Fortunately, Blue Origin’s New Shepard produces only water as an exhaust, which took care of the global warming that rockets caused earlier. Also, Elon Musk has declared his intention to produce methane fuel directly from the atmosphere using solar power, assuring that the fuel cycle is carbon neutral.
4)Increase in space exploration and experiments held in space
When Dennis Tito went to space, he conducted a scientific experiment up in space on the behalf of a lab. This shows that space tourism will not only support scientific exploration but also open avenues for advanced technology to be created because of the demand created due to this massive boom.