You're not an astronaut so you'll never be able to go into space. Well, that's not necessarily true anymore. Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX, hopes to fly people to space stations in 10-15 years.
Now, assuming some day this is actually an option for non-astronauts, it'll be extremely expensive and probably only available to the wealthy one percent. So let's just play for a second: supposing you could just do it, for free, would you? I'll tell you my answer: I would go IN A NEW YORK MINUTE!
The Dragon lift-off
“I would do it in a New York Minute, without hesitation.”
We recently watched airplanes landing at a park adjacent to the airport. As I watched plane after plane land, I started to wonder what type of aircraft each one was and how I could tell just by looking.
I recently read a book on the Hindenburg and was fascinated by it's history, most of which I didn't know about. The most interesting fact for me was that it was originally planned to run on helium (less flammable) rather than hydrogen, but using helium was against the law.
If my last name dictated my special interest then the same held true for my Dad. Both of us love flying our small aircraft, Piper Cubs specifically, and our favorite event each year is EAA's AirVenture held in Oshkosh.