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Space tourism

  1. 1. Space Tourism A Dream Comes True
  2. 2. Introduction Name: Mohammad Kifayath Chowdhury Student Id: 1112023 Level:2 Term:1 Department: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  3. 3. Why choosing this topic?
  4. 4. Outline • What is space tourism? • The past and present of Space Tourism. • What is the Future of space tourism ?
  5. 5. What is Space Tourism?
  6. 6. • Key Sectors for Space Tourism ▫ Transportation (Rockets, Capsules and Planes) ▫ Accommodation (Hotels and Habitats) ▫ Entertainment  Space Walks  Sight Seeing  Sports? ▫ Spaceports ▫ Training  Zero G
  7. 7. The Past of Space Tourism
  8. 8. • 30 April 2001 Space first became a Tourism Destination • ST1 - Dennis Tito aboard a Soyuz capsule launched by Space Adventures • $20 million price tag ▫ 7 day return trip ▫ Stayed at the ungraded International Space Station (no swimming pool or room service) ▫ Apparently the service was poor (Tito was considered a Cosmonaut and not an Astronaut thus the yanks on ISS were less than friendly) ▫ All inclusive – bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, oxygen & Spacesuit (Tips not included )
  9. 9. • Between 2001 and 2007, 4 more Space Tourists – all at a $20 million price tag!!! ▫ ST2 Mark Shuttleworth ▫ ST3 Greg Olson ▫ ST4 Anousheh Ansari ▫ ST5 Charles Simonyi
  10. 10. • In 1997, NASA published a report concluding that selling trips to space to private citizens could be worth billions of dollars. • A Japanese report supports these findings, and projects that space tourism could be a $10 billion per year industry within the two decades. • The only obstacles to opening up space to tourists are the space agencies, who are concerned with safety and the development of a reliable, reusable launch vehicle.
  11. 11. The Present The present
  12. 12. • Several Commercial Companies have been / still are involved in preparation for a burgeoning Space Tourism market: ▫ Armadillo Aerospace Suborbital Spacecraft ▫ Space Dev Dream Chaser – Jim Benson designer passed away ▫ Blue Origin New Shepard - Manned Rocket Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com) ▫ RocketPlane XP Sub-Orbital flights offered at $250,000 ▫ Virgin/Scaled Composites Virgin Galactic - $200,000 ▫ Space Adventures Only company that has fulfilled so far – current cost of the same package is now $30 - $40 million ▫ Space Fleet Space Vehicles ▫ SpaceX Falcon & Dragon Capsule – Elon Musk (Paypal) ▫ XCOR Space Planes Dream Chaser
  13. 13. Virgin Galactic- Space Ship 2 • A brave project by virgin galactic. • Designed by famous American spacecraft designer Burt Rutan. • Carried up to 15km by a multibodied plane called White Knight 2, designed by Rutan. • 6 passenger and two pilots. • Highest speed 4000 km/hr • Will take off from Space port America, New Mexico, first space port ever for private sector space tourism.
  14. 14. • Space ship 2 will carry it’s passenger to a tremendous height of 115 km, across the Karman line. • 5 minutes experience of ‘ Zero gravity’ • 2 hours space tour will cost you 200000 $ ! • Already 530 people booked their seats. • 1st commercial flight of SS2 is planned to take off at the end of year 2014. • Price will fall in the near future. Space port America
  15. 15. The future
  16. 16. ▫ The Average cost of a space package was $20 million . ▫ Virgin, RocketPlane and others are selling Space trips from $0.2 million  Cost of going to space down 99% since 2009 ▫ Virgin estimates that after 1,000 trips cost will come down to $20,000 – another 90% reduction, this may take 15 more years. ▫ Bigelow is testing inflatable structures in Space right now ▫ Boeing has announced entry by 2015 ▫ Russians have announced a Space Hotel by 2016 (ISS without the science equipment) ▫ Point to Point opportunities will abound (Xmas at the Ice Hotel, new years in Cape Town – travel time 2hrs)
  17. 17. Conclusion
  18. 18. Going to space was once a dream that was considered impossible and the dream has already come true. May be in the future every human will go to space as a part of their daily chores. Nothing in dream is really that hard to be impossible! So don’t get upset with your dreams. Dream more, wish more.
  19. 19. Thanks for listening to my presentation.
  20. 20. Questions

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