Powered by the deep pockets of ambitious billionaires such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson, booking a ticket to space is closer to becoming a reality than ever before. Before you get too excited, though, consider a seat on one of Virgin Galactic’s rockets will cost something to the tune of $250 thousand, making space travel as inaccessible as ever to the vast majority of us. In the meantime, there is perhaps no better way to experience the wonders of space than Salt Lake City’s Clark Planetarium. Located downtown in the Gateway Mall, Clark Planetarium’s mission statement is to “inspire wonder in learning about space and science.” And unlike the steep price of a commercial space flight, you can experience most of Clark Planetarium’s exhibits completely free of charge. The only thing you need to escape to outer space is a few hours of free time.