Space Tourism

Space Tourism

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Arianespace, Bigelow Aerospace, Virgin Galactic Tier One, SpaceShipTwo, Space Adventures, VMS Eve, Lynx rocketplane, MirCorp, Scaled Composites White Knight Two, Galactic Suite Design, EADS Astrium Space Tourism Project, Blue Origin, RocketShip Tours, Takafumi Horie, Pioneer Rocketplane, Blue Origin New Shepard, Rocketplane Limited, Inc., Eric C. Anderson, VSS Enterprise, DSE-Alpha, Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination, Progress M1-2, Your Spaceflight Manual, Astronaute Club Europ en, Space Fellowship, Blue Origin Goddard, VSS Voyager, Virgin Galactic Tier 1b, SpaceShipThree, Space Island Group, Space Tourism Society, Space Island Project, Space Islands, Tier Two. Excerpt: Space Tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. Orbital space tourism opportunities are limited and expensive, with only the Russian Space Agency providing transport. The price for a flight brokered by Space Adventures to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft was US$ 20-35 million. Some space tourists have signed contracts with third parties to conduct certain research while in orbit. A number of startup companies have sprung up in recent years, hoping to create a space tourism industry. Russia halted orbital space tourism in 2010 due to the increase in the International Space Station crew size, using the seats for expedition crews that would be sold to paying spaceflight participants. However, tourist flights are tentatively planned to resume in 2013, when the number of single-use three-person Soyuz launches could rise to five a year. As an alternative to qtourism, q some organizations such as the Commercial Spaceflight Federation use the term qpersonal spaceflight.q After early successes in space, much of the public saw intensive space exploration as inevitable. Those aspirations are remembe...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:Space Tourism
Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher:Books LLC, Wiki Series - 2011-08
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