Space Tourism

Space Tourism

“The sheer beauty of it just brought tears to my eyes. If people can see Earth from up here, see it without those borders, see it without any differences in race or religion, they would have a completely different perspective. Because when you see it from that angle, you cannot think of your home or your country. All you can see is one Earth….”

— Anousheh Ansari, Iranian-American space tourist who flew to the International Space Station in September 2006.

“It was amazing.  The zero-g part was wonderful.  I could have gone on and on – space here I come.”

     — Stephen Hawking, renowned British astrophysicist who was able to leave his wheel chair and experience zero-gravity aboard a parabolic airplane flight on April 26, 2007. Hawking plans to fly on SpaceShipTwo when it offers suborbital space flights.

Space Tourism Leads to Space Settlement
NSS Position Paper on Space Tourism

LINKS & RESOURCES

Space Adventures
X-Prize Foundation
Space Access Society
Scaled Composites
Virgin Galactic
Zero-G Corporation

Anousheh Ansari – First Female Private Space Explorer
Space Future – Space Tourism
Wikipedia – Space Tourism
Space Tourism Society
Space Tourism – Multimedia Special Report (13 minutes)
NSS News Archive on Space Tourism
Review: The Space Tourist’s Handbook

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