Space Tourism

Author: Michel van Pelt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387402136

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Many scientific papers and popular articles have been written on the topic of space tourism, describing everything from expected market sizes to the rules of 3-dimensional microgravity football. But what would it actually feel like to be a tourist in space, to be hurled into orbit on top of a controlled explosion, to float around in a spacecraft, and to be able to look down on your hometown from above the atmosphere? Space tourism is not science fiction anymore, Michel van Pelt tells us, but merely a logical step in the evolution of space flight. Space is about to be opened up to more and more people, and the drive behind this is one of the most powerful economic forces: tourism. Van Pelt describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away. This is a book for everyone who has ever dreamed of traveling to space: a dream which, according to van Pelt, may not be so far from becoming a reality. Consider it the armchair traveler's guide to the coming boom in space tourism.
Tourists in Space

Author: Erik Seedhouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387746449

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

View: 231

Recent surveys have provided new and updated information into public insights of the nascent space tourism industry. This book uniquely explores in detail the cutting-edge technologies, spacecraft capabilities, launch vehicles and the training that will define this commercial enterprise. The book also provides a manual for future suborbital and orbital private space explorers. Over half of the book is dedicated to providing for the first time essential training material for private spaceflight participants. This book provides a much needed, well-rounded understanding of what promises to be the most dynamic and exciting industry in the world.
Space Tourism

Author: Marius Urs

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312397750

Category: Fiction

Page:

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And yet, despite the boom which led to the space exploration industry in the middle of the XXth century, the desire of flying and the funds declined so much that they disappeared from the list of current concern's of the government agencies and they embarked in the field of the private entrepreneurs who, despite their noble purposes, do not have the necessary funds to develop this industry. But there is someone who seems to make tremendous progress in his race to make space travel a commonplace thing. His name is Sir Richard Branson, as you already know, the holder of a corporate group which includes 360 companies: Virgin. But this story is not about Branson. Here you will find out how one of Branson's concerns can give birth to the first spacecraft of the mankind, worthy of bearing this name, a space ship which will be able to carry tourists into space, and which, why not, can turn into the foundation stone of new industry.
Commercial Uses of Space and Space Tourism

Author: Jan Wouters

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785361066

Category: Space industrialization

Page: 296

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Commercial Uses of Space and Space Tourism combines the perspectives of academics, policy makers and major industry players around three central themes: the international legal challenges posed by the dramatic changes to the spacefaring landscape; the corresponding legal and regulatory responses to these challenges at the national level; and topical questions of global space governance.Chapters cover emerging activities in commercial spacefaring, including space tourism and space transportation, and identify the regulatory issues that may arise in the absence of a clear boundary between airspace and outer space. By taking a pragmatic, inductive approach, the book aims to breathe new life into the discussion of the air-space boundary, while informing readers about the many exciting recent developments in commercial spacefaring.This book will appeal to lecturers, academics and students in space law and air law, as well as policy makers and industry practitioners involved in the regulation of orbital and suborbital commercial spaceflight, both manned and unmanned.
Space Tourism

Author: John Spencer

Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub

ISBN: PSU:000057213446

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Welcome Aboard! Space is only 100 miles away from anywhere on Earth. Since the early 1980s a small group of visionaries have been pioneering the frontier of off-world tourism. Overcoming significant obstacles, their quest to start the space tourism industry was achieved on 28 April 2001, when American businessman Dennis Tito lifted-off from Russia into Earth orbit for a week-long voyage aboard the International Space station. He was the first space tourist. Upon boarding the Station he said "I love space." He paid millions of his own dollars to fulfil his life-long quest to experience space. Since then another space tourist has flown, and many more are lining up for the opportunity. In the future, space passengers will float and dance in zero gravity, swim in spheres of warm coloured water, enjoy games, saunas, exercise, massage, shopping and world class entertainment. Several private enterprise space tourism companies have recently been formed, some by multibillionaires including the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, and the founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos. They are spending millions of dollars of their own money. Why? Because they are positioning themselves to be leaders - the Walt Disney and Baron Hilton of the space tourism industry; an industry destined to be the largest, most prestigious, and profitable industry off-world. This is the first book published in the US on the space tourism theme. It was written and designed by one of the worlds leading authorities and pioneers in the growing field of space tourism, space architect, John Spencer. The book premieres his vision, the "Destiny" orbital super yacht design and master development industry plan for expanding the space tourism movement and creating the long-term space tourism industry. His plan offers opportunities for non-rocket scientists to participate today, to make a difference, and to have a wonderful time in the process.
How to Become a Space Tourist with Boris Otter and Swiss Space Tourism

Author: Boris Otter

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780993400285

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 137

Do you want to become a space tourist? Is the idea of funding such a trip well outside your personal budget? In this book you will learn about the options available to your average person wanting to explore space travel. In the book Boris considers the major companies offering space tourism while reflecting on its history and development. He goes on to outline his personal pursuit to become the second Swiss to travel above the Karman Line. The book also provides details of Swiss Space Tourism's ground-breaking approach to bringing space tourism to the masses. The book details how, for only $100, you can buy a "ticket to space" with Boris Otter. The book is beautifully illustrated with many aeronautical images from the author's personal collection and contains many links to additional video material.
Sustainable Space Tourism

Author: Annette Toivonen

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845418045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 197

This book explores the relationship between space tourism and the discourse in sustainability and futures research. It offers comprehensive information on the current understanding of the space tourism industry and assesses the possible impacts of space tourism on the environment, economics, legislation and society. The volume aims to encourage more dialogue and critical examinations of aspects of space tourism related to future sustainability. From data gathered from empirical research, it provides a vision for the future of sustainable space tourism. It will be of interest to students and researchers in tourism, sustainability and futures studies, as well as individual space tourist ‘hopefuls’, space tourism industry operators and tourism policy regulators.
Dennis Tito

Author: Joanne Randolph

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823963888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 24

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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.
Space Tourism

Author: Erik Cohen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789734959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 702

This is the first comprehensive, multi-disciplinary work on the emergent phenomenon of space tourism. It is written by leading specialists and covers a wide spectrum of topics including space history and technology, the environmental, social, and legal aspects of the development of a future space tourism industry, and space tourism marketing.
Commercial Space Tourism

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608052394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 637

"The general themes of this analysis of the commercial space tourism industry include three main topics; 1) Benefits of commercial space tourism to numerous stakeholders, 2) The viability of commercial space tourism 3) existing public relations solutions f"
Space Technology: Landers, Space Tourism, and More

Author: John Wood

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781538226452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 558

Someday, families might fly aboard spacecraft to reach their vacation destination. That day might be sooner than many think with companies like Space X hard at work on kinds of spaceflight that could lead to space tourism. This book explores the deep reaches of space alongside the latest high-tech developments used for space travel and exploration. Exciting photographs of this technology at work draws in readers even more as they discover the vast unknowns of space, including many curriculum-supporting STEM concepts.