Dennis Tito

Author: Heather Feldman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823962490

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Details the journey of Dennis Tito, the wealthy businessman who made a trip into space by purchasing a seat aboard a Russian spacecraft.
Dennis Tito

Author: Joanne Randolph

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823963888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 28

View: 195

Discusses American businessman Dennis Tito and his historic trip to the International Space Station on a Russian spacecraft as the first tourist to pay for space travel.
English in Mind Level 3A Combo with Audio CD/CD-ROM

Author: Herbert Puchta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521706319

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

View: 675

The English in Mind Combos offer flexibility in a contemporary English course for teenagers. Each Combo contains eight Student's Book units with the corresponding Workbook material grouped into two modules, and offers approximately 40 to 45 hours of classwork. Clear learning objectives at the beginning of each module, plus 'Check your Progress' sections at the end, help students and teachers plan learning more effectively. There are free Audio CDs/CD-ROMs combining an interactive CD-ROM and audio material. The English in Mind Combos can be used with mixed-ability classes. Combo Starter A is for complete beginners. Combos 1A and 1B are for elementary students; 1A contains a 16-page starter section to review key language. Combos Levels 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B take students from pre-intermediate to intermediate level.
Top 5 Astronauts of the World

Author: Monika Koli

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 457

Today space travels are marketed as pleasure trips; organizations are even offering a chance to the citizens of the earth to buy their own piece of land on other celestial bodies including the Moon and Mars. Various Space Programs carried out over the years have been able to achieve what was expected of them in terms of better knowledge of the universe, enhancing a nation’s prestige, aiding in military security efforts and other benefits to the human race in general. Private sector profited out from these once unconceivable space adventures. One of the most important of these is using artificial satellites for telecommunications purposes. The beginning of 21st century also heralded the era of commercialized or privately funded space activities; selling space travels as pleasure adventure trip is one of them.
The 2000s

Author: Stephen Feinstein

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766069404

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 924

The first decade of the new millennium ushered in an age of unprecedented amounts of information through the Internet and electronic media. The US was attacked in 2001, changing the face of New York City forever. There was economic slowdown, political divisiveness, and unprecedented terrorism. US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq achieved their initial goals, then devolved into bloody guerrilla conflicts. International competition for energy resources escalated dramatically. Then, in 2008, a time of change began when Barack Obama was elected president. As the 2000s moved forward, people changed the way they socialized, worked, and even entertained.
Tourists in Space

Author: Erik Seedhouse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319050386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

View: 492

Forget Hawaii or the Mediterranean. Soon – very soon – you’ll be able to add a much more exotic stamp to your passport: space. How will you get there, what will the trip be like and how much training will you need? All you need to know is right here in this guide. Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide supplies all the advice and information you need to make your spaceflight the most rewarding experience of your life. This definitive, real-world guide is packed with helpful facts and suggestions on everything from training, equipment, safety and in-flight procedures to techniques for avoiding space motion sickness and bone demineralization. You’ll also find: • Advice on choosing your training agency • Techniques for minimizing the risk of space motion sickness • Information you need to prepare for your medical examination, training and flight • Tips on activities near your training location and much more.
The Space Tourist's Handbook

Author: Eric Anderson

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594740666

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 251

In May 2001, billionaire Dennis Tito made history as the first 'space tourist' he's the guy who paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station. Since that landmark voyage, many others have followed in his footsteps all courtesy of Space Adventures, the first travel agency devoted exclusively to outer space. But before you can blast off, there's plenty to learn. In this illustrated handbook, Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives would-be space tourists the exact same training program that he gives to the billionaires. Here are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping in weightless environments, using the 'vacuum toilet' on the spacecraft, living in zero gravity, and much more. It's all so informative, the instructors at Space Adventures are already integrating this handbook into their lesson plans. With more than 25 illustrations (and a special full-color section showing popular vacation 'destinations'), The Space Tourist's Handbook is fascinating reading for amateur astronauts of all ages.
Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight

Author: Steven J. Dick


ISBN: STANFORD:36105130509198

Category: Astronautics

Page: 680

View: 607

In March 2005, the NASA History Division and the Division of Space History at the National Air and Space Museum brought together a distinguished group of scholars to consider the state of the discipline of space history. This volume is a collection of essays based on those deliberations. The meeting took place at a time of extraordinary transformation for NASA, stemming from the new Vision of Space Exploration announced by President George W. Bush in January 204: to go to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This Vision, in turn, stemmed from a deep reevaluation of NASA?s goals in the wake of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and the recommendations of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board. The new goals were seen as initiating a "New Age of Exploration" and were placed in the context of the importance of exploration and discovery to the American experiences. (Amazon).
Forbes To The Limits

Author: James M. Clash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471471660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 408

Following modern executives as they push themselves to thelimits in life and in business In To the Limits, adventure writer Jim Clash examines thephenomenon of corporate leaders and millionaires who test theirlimits through high-end, risky adventure-and links the life andbusiness lessons they have learned along the way. Based on hispopular column in Forbes, Clash details his own exotic adventuresand includes anecdotes from high-profile, daredevil executives whoshare his passion for adventure-from flying to the edge of space84,000 feet up (Dennis Tito, Chief Executive of WilshireAssociates), to climbing 20,000-foot mountain peaks (TimothyForbes, Chief Operating Officer of Forbes, Inc.), to racingopen-wheel cars (Mark Patterson, Vice Chairman of Credit SuisseFirst Boston), to swimming at the North Pole (Geoffrey Kent, ChiefExecutive of Abercrombie & Kent). Clash's dramatic narrativealso explores the powerful connection between extreme success inbusiness and in life, and covers topics such as risk-taking,testing personal limits, and dealing with decision-makingresponsibilities. James M. Clash (New York, NY) covers mutual funds forForbes magazine and writes a popular column called "The Adventurer"for Forbes Global. An avid wilderness enthusiast, he is a Fellow inthe Explorers Club who has undertaken a number of unforgettablechallenges-he has climbed the Matterhorn, ridden in a MiG jetfighter at two-and-a-half-times the speed of sound, driven Indycars at upwards of 180 mph, climbed virgin mountains in Antarctica,and has visited the North Pole twice. Clash has also interviewedlegendary adventurers such as Buzz Aldrin, Sir Roger Bannister, SirEdmund Hillary, and four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears-all ofwhom are included in this book.
The Privatization of Space Exploration

Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351476348

Category: Computers

Page: 128

View: 284

Space was at the center of America's imagination in the 1960s. President John F. Kennedy's visionary statement captured the mood of the day: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard." The Apollo mission's success in July 1969 made almost anything seem possible, but the Cold War made space flight the province of governmental agencies in the United States. When the Apollo program ended in 1972, space lost its hold on the public interest, as the great achievements wound down. Entrepreneurs are beginning to pick up the slack-looking for safer, more reliable, and more cost effective ways of exploring space. Entrepreneurial activity may make create a renaissance in human spaceflight. The private sector can energize the quest for space exploration and shape the race for the final frontier. Space entrepreneurs and private sector firms are making significant innovations in space travel. They have plans for future tourism in space and safer shuttles. Solomon details current US and international laws dealing with space use, settlement, and exploration, and offers policy recommendations to facilitate privatization. As private enterprise takes hold, it threatens to change the space landscape forever. Individuals are designing spacecraft, start-up companies are testing prototypes, and reservations are being taken for suborbital space flights. With for-profit enterprises carving out a new realm, it is entirely possible that space will one day be a sea of hotels and/or a repository of resources for big business. It is important that regulations are in place for this eventuality. These new developments have great importance, huge implications, and urgency for everyone.