Space Tourism: Adventures in Earth Orbit and Beyond
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.
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this book is complet poppycok it is truly impossible to be able to go to space for a holiday who on earth even thought of this. as they were writing this were they on a seires of drugs and if i went on a holiday even though i cant afford it because the price is outragous and couldnt afford it enyway as that I AM ON BENIFITS!!!!!!!!!! id rather spend that money on fags and cheap magizense.and im sorry i cant spell but i cant afford to be sent to a proper school.i love jeremy clarkson.stop juging me and him.
BEFORE THE FLIGHT
THE EXPERIENCE BEGINS
SELECTION FOR SPACEFLIGHT
WHEN CAN YOU GO?
BACK IN THE ATMOSPHERE
SPACE STATIONS GIANT CANS AND WHEELS IN THE SKY
HOTELS IN SPACE?
Checking in at a 2040+ space hotel
MICROGRAVITY SPORTS AND RECREATION
PETS IN SPACE
THE THIRD DAY
CENTRIFUGE AND WATER LANDING SURVIVAL
ASTRONAUTS AT SCHOOL
PREPARING THE SPACECRAFT
THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
MAKING IT AFFORDABLE
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPACEPLANES
FINANCING THE FUTURE
NUCLEAR ROCKETS LASER CRAFT AND SPACE ELEVATORS
ACTIVITIES IN MICROGRAVITY
THE FREEDOM FLYER
THE END OF THE TOUR
RETURNING FROM SPACE
PUTTING YOUR FEET BACK ON THE GROUND
TO THE MOON MARS AND BEYOND
FLY ME TO THE MOON
Reaching the moonbase
MORE DISTANT WORLDS
Asteroids and comets
The constraints of distance
THE ROAD AHEAD
COST AND SAFETY
BE A SPACE TOURIST NOW