Currently, three companies are competing in what is considered the second space race in history: Space X, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin. While all of them are headed in a similar direction, each one has its unique purpose and ideology behind space travel.
Elon Musk and Space X’s ultimate goal is “making humanity multi-planetary”. While offering high-end flights to outer space for the elite, the company is also eyeing Mars and other planets for permanent human settlement.
I think Blue Origin’s ideology is most resonated with me. SpaceX targets elites and they intends to transfer to the other planets. I think it looks like they would escape to other planets with only elite people and abandon Earth. On the other hand, Virgin Galactic’s policy will not create anything new, and only a pleasure. So, I think Blue Origin’s ideology of finding alternative resources from space is very reasonable for me.
I think my goal would be the reverse of Jeff Bezos’s idea. He is considering to explore alternative sources of valuable materials in space, but I want to eliminate pollutions in the earth to space. If we expel the harmful materials which we can not manage any more to the space, the earth will be back to clean planet. On the other hand the space is wide enough even though such a expelling is conducted, anything will not be happen, I think.
I don’t think everyone should be accessible to space travel. First of all, I think the people who have a lot of money will use the space travel. But the benefit of exploring alternative resources or transferring to the other planes should be shared all of the people in the world. Also, if you have a lot of money for only traveling to the space, you should pay for more to another problems.
I don’t think there would be a large impact to our industry by the space travel. Aviation industry will remain as transfer means between place to place in the world. On the other hand, I think other industries might be suffered various effects from the space travel. For example, if we find out alternative resources in the space and we will able to gain them in more cheap cost, the world financial framework will be different situation from now.
I don’ have a courage to go to space forever. And also I have no idea go to space for business. So, I will go to space for my pleasure, but it is not fun if I go to the space alone. I want to go to the space with someone and share the impression.