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Space Tourism


Space Tourism

Adventures in Earth Orbit and Beyond

von: Michel van Pelt

28,88 €

Verlag: Copernicus
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 06.12.2005
ISBN/EAN: 9780387270159
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 224

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Many scientific papers and popular articles have been written on the topic of space tourism, describing everything from expected market sizes to the rules of 3-dimensional microgravity football. But what would it actually feel like to be a tourist in space, to be hurled into orbit on top of a controlled explosion, to float around in a spacecraft, and to be able to look down on your hometown from above the atmosphere?
Space tourism is not science fiction anymore, Michel van Pelt tells us, but merely a logical step in the evolution of space flight. Space is about to be opened up to more and more people, and the drive behind this is one of the most powerful economic forces: tourism. Van Pelt describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away.
This is a book for everyone who has ever dreamed of traveling to space: a dream which, according to van Pelt, may not be so far from becoming a reality. Consider it the armchair traveler's guide to the coming boom in space tourism.
Many scientific papers and popular articles have been written on the topic of space tourism, describing everything from expected market sizes to the rules of 3-dimensional microgravity football. But what would it actually feel like to be a tourist in space, to be hurled into orbit on top of a controlled explosion, to float around in a spacecraft, and to be able to look down on your hometown from above the atmosphere?
Space tourism is not science fiction anymore, Michel van Pelt tells us, but merely a logical step in the evolution of space flight. Space is about to be opened up to more and more people, and the drive behind this is one of the most powerful economic forces: tourism. Van Pelt describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away.
This is a book for everyone who has ever dreamed of traveling to space: a dream which, according to van Pelt, may not be so far from becoming a reality.
Before the Flight.- Selection for Spaceflight.- Getting Ready.- Astronauts at School.- Launch.- The Sky is not the Limit.- In Orbit.- Space Stations: Giant Cans and Wheels in the Sky.- The end of the Tour.- Returning from Space.- To the Moon, Mars and Beyond.- The Road Ahead.
Michel van Pelt is involved in studies on future reusable spaceplanes, vehicles envisioned to be used for future space tourism businesses.
The armchair traveler's guide to the coming boom in space tourism
Author Michel van Pelt has been working as an aerospace engineer for the technical center in of the European Space Agency and is involved in studies on future reusable spaceplanes, vehicles envisioned to be used for future space tourism businesses

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