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Tourists in Space

A Practical Guide

Seedhouse, Erik

2nd ed. 2014, XXIV, 281 p. 104 illus., 100 illus. in color.

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  • Updates the first edition with the new players in the field, comprehensive medical information about spaceflight health requirements and a thorough explanation of the current drivers of the new space frontier
  • Addresses potential space tourists who may be contemplating spaceflight in the near future now that the market has advanced
  • Describes the specifications of current vehicles in development and how the space tourism market will evolve in the next 5, 10 and 25 years
  • Describes the generic academic and practical training modules required by suborbital, orbital and lunar tourists
  • Explains the physiological consequences of suborbital and orbital flight for space tourists
  • Describes a typical suborbital and orbital space tourism spaceflight experience from start to finish

Forget Hawaii or the Mediterranean. Soon – very soon – you’ll be able to add a much more exotic stamp to your passport: space. How will you get there, what will the trip be like, and how much training will you need? All you need to know is right here in this guide.

Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide supplies all the advice and information you need to make your spaceflight the most rewarding experience of your life. This definitive, real-world guide is packed with helpful facts and suggestions on everything from training, equipment, safety, and in-flight procedures to techniques for avoiding space motion sickness and bone demineralization.

You’ll also find:

• Advice on choosing your training agency

• Techniques for minimizing the risk of space motion sickness

• Information you need to prepare for your medical examination,

training, and flight

• Tips on activities near your training location

And much more.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Commercial Space Pilots - Commercial Space Travel Guide - Manned Suborbital Flights - Medical Requirements for Spaceflight - Space Tourism - Space Training Agencies - SpaceX Flights - Spaceflight Industry - Tourist Guide to Space - Training for Spaceflight - Virgin Galactic

Related subjects » Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - Medicine - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

The Space Tourism Industry.- Space Tourism: A Short History.- Market and Industry.- Spaceports.- Suborbital Missions.- Suborbital Operators.- Suborbital Vehicles.- Medical and Training Requirements.- Orbital and Beyond Orbit Missions.- Orbital Operators.- Missions.- Medical and Training Requirements.

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