If there is one thing tourism teaches about human nature, it is the unstoppable drive of exploring the unknown. It is innate for every individual to feel excited about discovering new things, regardless if the possible dangers it entails keeps one from committing such pursuit.
When it comes to traveling, humanity has pretty much explored every corner of the earth's surface - from the highest (Mount Everest) to the lowest (Kali Gandaki Gorge) points. But the biggest unexplored wonder is simply staring mankind from above. No other person understands this better than the scientists who devoted their whole lives to understanding the universe.
The Apex Of Stillness
In a 2016 issue of the National Geographic magazine, reporters managed to gain an interview with one of the celebrated astronauts in history. Buzz Aldrin is forever known as the second man to set foot on the moon during the celebrated Apollo 11 Mission in 1969.
According to the 86 year old astronaut, space exploration is a key drive that pushes mankind forward (along with all things associated with human civilization). It is implied that human society, in general, is either stagnating or (worse) moving away from the future.
Buzz Aldrin is highly supportive of any initiative to explore and colonize the neighboring planet of Mars. In fact, the upcoming Mars exploration is considered as the key to preventing humanity from 'imploding' to possible extinction.
What Of The New Milestone?
A number of people would consider the human Mars exploration as 'traveling of colossal magnitude.' As for tourism industry itself, the possibility of colonizing Mars in the distant future unlocks another major category of traveling activities - 'exo-tourism.'
As of 2013, the Mars One organization has managed to screen a total of 4,227 applications from avid volunteers around the world. This program is set to manage a long-term effort of establishing a human colony on Mars in 2032.
Nowadays, there are scientists who are already attempting (little by little) to push the boundaries that will define the future of tourism. Certain technologies are already proposed in order to address nagging logistical challenges that travelers often face.
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