Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

  Regular launches of suborbital cruise ships can accelerate the rise of Earth’s temperature, New Scientist reports. This conclusion came to researchers which are developing computer model of the climate impact of soot, formed during incomplete combustion of various fuels. The team of the Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles calculated how much soot would be emitted in a thousand suborbital flight per year (planned level of space tourism in 2020). The simplistic model predicts that this whole quantity will be thrown out over the “America” spaceport that is being built now in New Mexico. The main polluter, of course, was...