• Question: do you think children will be able to travel to space one day

    Asked by gabi to Stephen, Sita, Rory, Hannah, Brian, Alison on 8 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Hannah Currivan

      Hannah Currivan answered on 8 Mar 2019:

      Far into the future may be!!! Most Astronauts are over the age of 35, and have engineering and science degrees, and lots of experience in there field but also a lots of life experience which is actually very important. 🙂 A lot of Astronauts also have military experience, especially in the area of test pilots. 🙂

    • Photo: Alison Dufresne

      Alison Dufresne answered on 8 Mar 2019:

      Absolutely!! Off-world habitats and civilizations need families in order to grow and expand. We’ll be sending kids to Mars before the end of the century (with their parents and siblings of course)! Some day we’ll also have kids who were born on Mars! That’ll be extremely exciting for biomedical/sociological research and for the future of mankind!

    • Photo: Rory Scarrott

      Rory Scarrott answered on 11 Mar 2019:

      Waaaaay into the future I reckon yes. I think folks will eventually be born, and live their entire lives off Earth. However, I hope Earth always stays as our home… it’s kinda awesome.

    • Photo: Sita Karki

      Sita Karki answered on 14 Mar 2019:

      Of course, it will just be the matter of time. When we were kids, just the thought of carrying mobile phone with internet was so foreign and now it is so common. Likewise even though traveling to space for fun sounds like impossible for children, but I am sure it will happen in due time.