Spaceport Cornwall is ‘G’ for Go
Newquay to get Asgardia Spaceport
Some have been excited about the HS2 rail service; however, it’s Spaceport Cornwall that’s got our gadgety glands going.
Who here hasn’t dreamt of gallivanting into space? Well, what seemed like a distant dream and pure science fiction could soon become a reality.
Asgardia Spaceport Cornwall
With the opening of the Spaceport America in the Mojave Desert, New Mexico last week, Virgin Galactic will be bringing their interstellar enterprise to Spaceport Cornwall, based in Newquay.
Thanks to the enterprising spirit of some of the world’s leading business moguls, Asgardia is seeking to boldly launch themselves to the forefront of space residency for a mass audience. A move that is proving to be the most transformative year in the 21st-century space race.
Asgardia is hoping to open the reality of space travel and residency to a far wider audience that is being offered by its competitors. With over a million followers and 300,000 signed up residents, the appetite for space residency is tangible.
Life in Space
With hugely exciting research into anti-gravity and protection from solar radiation, it is the ambition of Asgardia to facilitate for the first birth in space in the next 25 years. Once that achievement is accomplished, Asgardia will spear their research into creating a permanent home for humans in space.
Dr Lena De Winne, Head of Information and Communications at Asgardia, told GadgetyNews:
Space residency must become a reality for human beings if there is any hope for the sustained longevity of the human race. We already have the technology to destroy the planet and life. The survival of the human race is too delicate to not have a vanguard in place that can secure our future. We also know that the lifespan of the sun is finite, meaning that humans one day will inevitably have to leave Earth in order to survive.
The current space race has been dominated by the billionaire moguls who are hoping to take the most wealthy and exclusive celebrities into space, but what Asgardia seeks to offer will appease all from society. Creating a new community that will not only be a vanguard of the human race but also protecting the Earth through our proposed defences against Near-Earth Objects, Asgardia will prove to be an ethical exponent of space exploration.
Once the prices become less eye-watering, we can see this being on our wishlist. How about you?