Space Tourism:
Risks  Rewards




J. Duncan Law-Green
University of Leicester  National Space Centre

         Cambridge S...
Suborbital  Orbital Flight

Edge of space defined as 100km (62 miles)
above Earth’s surface.


Orbital spaceflight
Altitud...
1968: Space Tourism in Film
1981: Promise Unfulfilled                  Launch of STS-1 ‘Columbia’
                                                    ...
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards
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Space Tourism:Risks And Rewards

  1. 1. Space Tourism: Risks Rewards J. Duncan Law-Green University of Leicester National Space Centre Cambridge Science Festival 13th March 2008
  2. 2. Suborbital Orbital Flight Edge of space defined as 100km (62 miles) above Earth’s surface. Orbital spaceflight Altitude 150 miles+, speed 17,500mph+ Suborbital spaceflight Max altitude 62 miles+, speed 2500mph+ Commercial air traffic Altitude 8 miles, Speed 600mph
  3. 3. 1968: Space Tourism in Film
  4. 4. 1981: Promise Unfulfilled Launch of STS-1 ‘Columbia’ 12 April 1981 “Space Island” Station Concept Using Shuttle External Tanks
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