License to Orbit: The Future of Commercial Space Travel

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Apogee, 2009 - Science - 197 pages
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An up-to-date investigation of the emerging commercial space business. It explores who are the players, the celebrities and technical innovators that are making this important new industry a reality. It is the most comprehensive look at the industry in terms of covering the companies, the role of NASA and other space agencies, as well as the strategic implications of private space systems. It examines the business risks and other possible show-stoppers that might inhibit the growth of commercial spaceflight systems. Space tourism is seen as more than a fad but a crucial next step in the evolution of humankind. The book is unique in terms of exploring new technologies of the future, and reviewing the regulatory and legal ramifications of private space now and into the next decade.

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About the author (2009)

Joseph Pelton is the director of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute at George Washington University, the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, and the vice president of the International Space Safety Foundation. He is the author of more than 25 books and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his book Global Talk. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Peter Marshall is a director of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, and a former president of the satellite services company, Keystone Communications. He is the co-editor of Communication Satellites: Global Change Agents. Pelton and Marshall are the coauthors of Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety.

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