Almost Half Of Us Want To Travel To Space, If Money Wasn’t An Issue

"Star Trek" star William Shatner just went to space with Jeff Bezos’ travel company Blue Origin, and apparently a lot of other Americans would love to go too, if only it was cheaper.

A new ValuePenguin survey finds:

  • If money wasn’t an issue, 49% of Americans would want to travel to space, with more men than women interested (56% vs. 44%).
  • Younger generations are also more excited about space travel, with 63% of Gen Z wanting to go, and only 38% of Boomers feeling the same.
  • As for why some people don’t want to go to space:
    • 54% say it’s because they simply aren’t interested.
    • 39% worry about the potential risks and dangers.
    • 29% are just too scared.
  • The idea of space travel is so exciting to some that 28% of both men and Gen Z would rather go to space than eliminate their debt.
  • But money is certainly an issue, although most people think it shouldn’t be.
  • Of those who want to travel to space, only 19% would be willing to spend the $100,000 or more fee to do so.
  • 34% would only be interested if the trip was free.
  • 60% of Americans though believe space travel should be accessible for everyone, not just those who can afford it.
  • 41% also think billionaires shouldn’t be spending all that money on space travel, while 59% say it’s their money and they can spend it however they want.
  • 24% of Americans don’t actually think space tourism is ethical.


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