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Current Space Tourism Developments

Derek Webber (Spaceport Associates, USA)

Space Tourism

ISBN: 978-1-78973-496-6, eISBN: 978-1-78973-495-9

Publication date: 6 September 2019

Abstract

This chapter provides a status update as of 2018 on space tourism offerings either currently available or actively in the development process. The aim is to perform an evaluation of how the offerings respond to the aspirations described in the earlier chapters and also to provide a basis for the discussion on implications of space tourism described in subsequent chapters. In addition to analyzing suborbital, orbital, and lunar developments, the chapter discusses the state of the infrastructure supporting space tourism advances. This provides a perhaps subdued reality when compared with the heady initial hopes.

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Webber, D. (2019), "Current Space Tourism Developments", Space Tourism (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 163-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1571-504320190000025009

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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