Space Tourism Promises Spectacular View of Hawaiian Islands

The Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii

Fly Me to the Moon
Honolulu Weekly

“Ever since I was a child, I’ve thought space travel was fascinating,” said Rep. Gene Ward in support of House Bill 994, which would promote space tourism ventures on Oahu.

“We have a lot of space cadets around here,” he laughed. “Think of weightlessness–what a fantastic experience to be had. And without having to go to the moon!”

He says the bill is a step toward building a local spaceport for rocket-powered aircraft that could take passengers in record speed to faraway locations, but that could also take passengers straight up for a better look of the Islands below.

“Can you imagine looking at all the Hawaiian Islands, the entire island chain, from above in one full glance?” he said. “It would be breathtaking and, really, out of this world.”

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