The future of travel will no doubt be shaped by the images generated by the James Webb Space Telescope. They are nothing short of incredible, and will no doubt fuel interest in traveling to outer space. I mean, what intrepid globe-trotter wouldn’t want to trot on other globes?
Shuttling sapiens to the stars.
Soon, airlines like United, American, Delta, and Southwest will start adding extraterrestrial routes. And while Venus is the nearest globe, it’s average temperature of 800°F makes it unbearable to everyone except Florida’s octogenarians, who consider it “sweater weather.” The next-closest planet, Mars, is a far more hospitable -80°F to -200°F, which isn’t much colder than a Canadian summer.
The biggest downside to the future of travel.
It’s a loooooong way to other planets. The flight to Mars, for example, takes nine months—and that’s with a tailwind. But don’t worry about being bored, hungry, or uncomfortable during that time, because you’ll be flash-frozen and stacked to the ceiling in coffin-shaped cryo-pods. On the plus side, the frequent flyer bonus you’ll get for traveling 68 million miles could buy you a small house.
Boldly go where no one has gone before.
You’re sure to get huge likes for selfies in front of Mars’ Olympus Mons, or for hot-wiring NASA’s Curiosity rover to bar-hop through Valles Marineris. But book your flights soon, because it won’t be long before the entire planet is terraformed and colonized by the Amish. (Who did you think was behind the Apollo moon landing hoax? The Russians? Wake up!)