While space tourism needs regulations, a Vatican astronomer is ready to go

ROME — With private companies planning to expand their offerings in orbital and suborbital space tourism and more and more civilians already shooting into space, one Jesuit astronomer said if he were ever offered the possibility, he would go. “I know enough to never say no to an opportunity,” U.S. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a planetary astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory, told Vatican News July 29. “If God opens a door he’s wanting me to rush through it,” he said.

While space tourism needs regulations, a Vatican astronomer is ready to go

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