Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, three of the richest people in the world, are planning to take more tourists into space.
Last year all three launched their first space flights.
To get on Mr Branson’s rocket plane, people paid around $450,000 per ticket. For that, they got: special training and a space suit, a 90-minute flight to the edge of space and four minutes of floating and feeling "weightless" inside the shuttle.
Here are some other things you could buy with the same amount of money:
trees for the
aid boxes containing food and medicine for a family in need
tickets for a family of four
to go to Disneyland
of the most recent
Over to you!
- What could you buy for $450,000 where you live? What would you spend it on?
- Would you ever buy a ticket to go to space? Why or why not?
- Should everyone have the opportunity to go into space? Why or why not?
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