A Warning For Intersteller Vacationers…

Tourists beware. That old 35 mm slung around your neck, those sensible-yet-stylish walking shoes, that tote bag you’re toting—it’s all useless. And unless you’ve got a cold $25 million tucked safely in your wallet, I’d suggest maybe catching a movie instead. One thing’s for certain—bunkering down in a dark theater and staring for 80 odd minutes at a big screen is bound to be more visually exciting than the sights of Dr. C.J. Wallington’s vacation destination.

Image courtesy of Flickr member: alicemariedesign

Wallington is, “as far as he knows, the world’s first university space tourism development teacher.” And in Glimpse’s forthcoming Cosmos issue, he wants to make a few things perfectly clear.

1) Everything you picture about space tourism is wrong.

2) If/when those non-magnates and heiresses among us get to enjoy a holiday in the stars, there still really won’t be much to see up there.

3) As far as eye-opening experiences go, no others could possibly compare.

Open your eyes to a real view of space tourism in March, 2010.

Countdown to “Cosmos” launch in 10..9..8..

That old 35 mm slung around your neck, those sensible-yet-stylish walking shoes, that tote bag you’re toting—it’s all useless. And unless you’ve got a cold $25 million tucked safely in your wallet, I’d suggest maybe catching a movie instead. One thing’s for certain—bunkering down in a dark theater and staring for 80 odd minutes at a big screen is bound to be more visually exciting than the sights of Dr. C.J. Wallington’s vacation destination.
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