Tourists in Space

A Practical Guide

  • Erik¬†Seedhouse

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

About this book

Introduction

Recent surveys have provided new and updated information into public insights of the nascent space tourism industry. Erik Seedhouse uniquely explores in detail the cutting-edge technologies, spacecraft capabilities, launch vehicles and the training that will define this commercial enterprise and also provides a manual for future suborbital and orbital private space explorers. This overview of the space tourism market is based upon choices the spaceflight participant must make, such as choice of agency, mode and spaceport. A detailed explanation is given of the medical requirements for spaceflight participants, with special reference to potential waiver criteria. Over half of the book is a comprehensive astronaut training/instructional manual that addresses each of the 15 subjects required for suborbital and orbital flight.

Keywords

aerospace assessment astronaut astronaut training astronomy space business space tourism spaceflight

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik¬†Seedhouse
    • 1
  1. 1.SookeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-74644-9
  • Copyright Information Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2008
  • Publisher Name Praxis
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-74643-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-74644-9
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