Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide by Erik SeedhouseTourists in Space: A Practical Guide by Erik Seedhouse

Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide

byErik Seedhouse

Paperback | June 24, 2014

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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.
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...
Title:Tourists in Space: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:281 pages, 24 × 16.8 × 0.02 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319050370

ISBN - 13:9783319050379

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Table of Contents

The Space Tourism Industry.- Space Tourism: A Short History.- Market and Industry.- Spaceports.- Suborbital Missions.- Suborbital Operators.- Suborbital Vehicles.- Medical and Training Requirements.- Orbital and Beyond Orbit Missions.- Orbital Operators.- Missions.- Medical and Training Requirements.

Editorial 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)