The universe is not flat; it has an edge. This edge is defined by the distance between the Earth and the outer universe. We cannot see this edge, but we can see the rims of the planets and stars. These spheres are not actually a part of universe. They are simply objects that occupy the region between the earth and space. Similarly, there is no clear boundary between universe and time. It is a vast region that is infinitely vast.
Today, universe is more commercial than ideological. Seventy-two countries have a universe program, with the European Space Agency active. The UK is the second-most-active country in the world for private ventures into universe after the US. This means that the space of today is crowd with companies. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, is ready to travel into space in an reusable craft on Tuesday. This craft’s name is the New Shepard. It is being launched from the west Texas desert.
In the past, there was a universe race. This was a way for the US and the Soviet Union to test the technology and methods of other nations. Since then, human space exploration has been much more cooperative. Five space agencies, including NASA, developed a collaborative system that has enabled human exploration of universe. The International Space Station, a joint venture between Russia, Europe, and Japan, took 13 years to build. Adding capsules to the station is like building Legos.
The Space with Other Countries
In addition to the moon, rival geopolitical factions are vying for Mars and the moon. China has already launched a rover to the moon’s far side. The US plans to land a woman on the moon by 2028. Then, in 2024, Nasa plans to send astronauts to Mars. All these efforts aim at protecting the planet’s celestial bodies. But the question is, can the universe industry survive?
The answer is not necessarily. While the universe is a vast place with infinite space, it is not infinite. In order to travel far enough into space, you would end up in pure empty space. If the universe had no matter, it would not be infinite. But it is impossible to reach the edge of the universe in this way, which means that space is infinite. A single planet in the universe we are familiar with is called Earth. The planet has a sphere in the middle, which is where most of the earth’s matter is.
In the future, there may be universe hotel projects that help humans travel in universe. This will not be a hotel, but it will be a luxury universe hotel. Despite the lack of gravity, the universe hotels will be similar to Earth-bound hotels, with out-of-this-world views. They will have comfortable suites, chic bars, and restaurants. But they won’t have beds, they’ll serve “universe food.”