Because I want to go to space.
Have you heard about this? Virgin Air has gone Galactic--and is building a commercial spaceship.
I've been researching spaceships recently (for obvious reasons), and came across this. Virgin Galactic isn't live yet--but you can reserve your spot for a mere $200 grand.
Sound crazy? I don't think so--this is definitely the future. Check out this simulation of what a ride to space will be like:
OK, so c'mon, tell me: if you had a spare $200,000 just laying around, would you go up?