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Millionaires in space 2! Tourism off Earth

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15.07.2021

The conquest of the human being through space began with the race of two powers, the United States and the USSR; first by sending artificial satellites, then living beings, and finally people. This competition took place in the context of the Cold War, but now it is very different. Given the decline in resources and interest from governments, the space race is a matter for millionaires and they open a new frontier: space tourism.

In the case of the John F. Kennedy Space Center , the idea for a visitor complex began in the early 1960s, when families traversed government restricted grounds at Cape Canaveral on Saturdays. The public was allowed to drive on Sunday afternoons in 1964. A temporary visitor complex was installed near the complex gate for bus tours that began in July 1966. A permanent visitor complex opened on August 1, 1967. It included two auditoriums, with capacity for 250 each, a snack bar, a souvenir sales area and a ticket counter. In one year, more than 834,000 people visited KSC. Attendance continued to grow and soon surpassed 1.5 million.

The Kennedy Space Center visitor complex continues to evolve with new attractions and exhibits. Since 1995, approximately $ 300,000 has........

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