Flying to Space vs Meeting the ocean Thousands of years ago people used to believe meeting the ocean was a big deal. Some used to tell magical stories about how gorgeous it was and how many adventures they used to have. It was something made only for the lucky and brave ones. Even though we’ve improved our technology and way of living, meeting the ocean is still such a dream for some people around the globe, not only because of the place where they live but because they can’t afford a flight to their nearest coast. Anyway, going to the ocean now is not as hard and expensive as it was in the past. Will flying to space be as easy as going to the ocean nowadays? Some companies like Virgin Galactic and Zero G are trying to make it possible. Would you pay $250,000 to go on a spaceflight? No astronaut training required. Can you imagine that? Unless you’re afraid of flying, Virgin Galactic would take you on a spaceflight as long as you pass the basic requirements such as age and physical condition. Meanwhile, Zero G would let you experience 15 manoeuvres of 20 to 30 seconds each of cero gravity. In addition, they would give you Zero G merchandise such as shirts, some posters, stickers, professional photos and a video as well. All that stuff for just $4,950. Maybe flying to space as a common human is not as far as we thought. In fact, there’s a company working on interplanetary flights as well. “Of Course I Still Love You” is the main slogan of this great company Space X. Its founder, Elon Musk, has been developing an efficient and sustainable way to “colonize” our nearest neighbour, Mars. Wouldn’t be extremely exciting to be able to travel to Mars just as easy as going to another country? In conclusion, spaceflights are no longer a crazy scientific idea, maybe it’s not a project for 7 years from now but definitely not as far some ancient astronomers used to think. Maybe our descendants would be able to flight thousands of years light away in only a couple of minutes, or just be capable to fly to a different dimension, who knows?.