Several companies are racing to become the first to put tourists in space and many people have said they’d love to go despite the high cost.
Captain and former astronaut Dr. Jerry Linenger, who’s survived many life threatening incidents on board an orbiting spacecraft, says space travel is not for novices.
“We had occasions of near misses, we had breakdown of life support systems and we had trained people who were used to flying off air craft carriers or migfighter pilots and without that ability to block out all the distractions and concentrate on the task at hand, and not worry about your own survival and all three of us doing that, you know, I wouldn’t have made it.”
He went on to say the most wonderful thing he saw while orbiting space was Earth.
Dr. Linenger was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.
Sharon Reardon, KABC News