Space Exploration

Tourists in Space

A Practical Guide

Authors: Seedhouse, Erik

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Erik Seedhouse worked as an Astronaut Training Consultant for Bigelow Aerospace in 2005 and wrote their Spaceflight Participants Flight Surgeon’s Manual, the precursor to Tourists in Space. He also developed astronaut-training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace’s Astronaut Training Manual. Dr. Seedhouse is a manned spaceflight consultant and research scientist specializing in environmental life sciences and physiology, the subject in which he obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology while working for the European Space Agency between 1996 and 1998. In 2009, he was one of the final candidates for selection as an astronaut in the CSA’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. He is a certified commercial suborbital astronaut who will fly a payload mission in 2014. He is also Training Director for Astronauts for Hire and between 2008 - 2013, served as Director of Canada’s Manned Centrifuge Operations.

Reviews

“The book is written with authority and humour and if you have any interest in going to space it’s a good read. You’ll learn lots.” (Malcolm Gough, The Observatory, Vol. 135 (1246), June, 2015)


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eBook $34.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourists in Space
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05038-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05038-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05037-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIV, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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