Here are the countries sending astronauts, space stations, and –in some cases– bored rich people into outer space. We also cover why they are prepping to launch off of our beautiful tiny blue rock.
China is building a space station that would use energy from the sun to shoot a massive laser-beam like force down to the earth to create clean energy via solar power. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen Star Wars and I’ve seen what strong lasers can do to round objects floating in space (we all know how well that turned out for the Death Star).
There are a lot of reasons being stated for why America is going to space including that SpaceX and NASA are testing out the spacecraft and sending the Crew Dragon to the ISS International Space Station. However, we think it has a lot to do with Elon Musks’ bottomless pit of money making it possible for him to go after the same dreams we all share when we are stoned at
While everybody else has been announcing that they want to make headway on innovative technology and discovery, Russia has decided they will be focusing on more important things: Taking money from bored rich people who will pay millions of dollars to piss themselves inside of a 310-pound space suit. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, will be bringing two tourists with them in 2021 on their Soyuz spacecraft.
What’s the verdict?
Overall, countries across the globe are exploring beyond the reaches of our atmosphere for very different reasons. We will leave it up to you to decide who is having the most fun. (Russia. Cleary it’s Russia.)