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Space Tourism

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									Space Tourism

  Matt Hlivko
 Justin Preston
            Space Tourism
              Overview
 Interest and Demand
 Accommodations and Space Companies
 Space Tourism Obstacles
              Space Tourism
           Interest and Demand
 Industry officially open for business
 April 28, 2001 Dennis Tito first ever space
  Tourist
 General Public interested
 More realistic objective and goal
Dennis Tito
                 Space Tourism
              Interest and Demand
 1997 NASA report
     Selling trips to space to private citizens could be
      worth billions of dollars
 Could possibly be a $10 Billion per year
  industry within the next two decades
 Emerging space companies in the process of
  designing and building
     Accommodations and Space
           Companies
 Bigelow Aerospace
 Space Island Group
 Space Adventures
      Accommodations and Space
            Companies
 Bigelow Aerospace
 Budget Suites of America Owner
 Robert Bigelow
 Bargain-basement room rate: $1 million a
  night
 Betting $500 million of his personal fortune
Bigelow’s Orbiting Hotel
     Accommodations and Space
           Companies
 Space Island Group
 Recognizes the need for large volume
  facilities
 Space Tourists
 Commercial Space Ventures
 Wheel Stations
Wheel Station from Space Island Group
Futuristic Space Hotel
     Accommodations and Space
           Companies
 Space Adventures
 Responsible for putting Dennis Tito and
  Mark Shuttleworth into Space
 Offers Programs of Spaceflight and
  Spaceflight Training
 Current Price for Orbital Spaceflight
  $20,000,000
Russian Soyuz Spacecraft
       Space Tourism Obstacles

 Reducing Cost
 Better Living Quarters and amenities
 Physiological implications due to
  weightlessness
          Space Tourism Obstacles

 Need to develop a more efficient Space
  Transportation Vehicle
 Approx one pound of payload costs $10,000
 Venturestar being developed by NASA and
  Lockheed Martin
 Venturestar would reduce the price
     Only require about a tenth of the cost of the
      current space missions
Venturestar
       Space Tourism Obstacles

 People need something to go to other than a
  lab
 Companies such as Space Island group have
  to develop an environment worth staying in
  with artificial gravity
Space Island Group Inside
          Space Tourism Obstacles

 Overcome and deal with the physiological
  implications due to weightlessness
     Fluid redistribution
     Muscle Damage
     Bone Damage
 Safety-avoid injuries and deaths
               Conclusion

 Interest and Demand
 Accommodations and Space Companies
 Space Tourism Obstacles
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