To infinity and beyond?

To infinity and beyond?

Two in five (39%) UK adults would gladly take the opportunity to fly to space on a commercial flight if given the chance while 35% would definitely keep their feet firmly on this planet.

With tickets on the first commercial flight into space selling at £125,000 a ticket, we asked those who would like to take a commercial flight into space how much they would be willing to pay. With 47% not prepared to spend more than £10,000 and only 15% willing to part with more than £50,000 it appears space travel may remain a distant dream for many for the time being.

Boldly going where no man has gone before

43 years after the first moon landing, only 25% believe human beings will inhabit the moon within the next 50 years however the chances of man conquering Mars are far greater with 45% believe it?s likely man will walk on Mars within the next 50 years.

Making contact with extra terrestrials is considered an even longer shot with only 19% expecting ?first contact? in the next 50 years.

A galaxy far far away

Asked which celebrity they would most like to send on a one way trip into outer space, it?s bad news for Jedward as 11% of adults would send them on a one way trip whilst 9% chose Katie Price and 8% would send Russell Brand.

6% of UK adults would send Celebrity Big Brother pair Speidi (Spencer and Heidi) into outer space if given the chance.

Outer Space Image

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2012 UK adults aged 18+ from 22nd to 24th January 2013. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.