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.
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.
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