How Space Tourism Could Help Save Planet Earth
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer
Date: 19 May 2013 Time: 12:35 PM ET
AN MATEO, Calif. — Opening spaceflight up to the masses could help spark a global conservation ethic that stems the tide of environmental destruction on Earth, NASA's science chief says.
Seeing our fragile Earth hanging alone in the blackness of space tends to be a life-altering, or at least perspective-changing, experience. If more people around the world are treated to that unforgettable sight, humanity might handle the planet with a bit more care, said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. [Read more] ...