INTRODUCTION Spaceflight is the use of space technology to achieve the flight of spacecraft into and through outer space. Spaceflight can occurwith spacecraft with or without humans on board. It is used in space exploration, and also in commercial activities like space tourism and satellite telecommunications.
MEN IN SPACESo far, none except astronauts and specially trainedpeople (and animals as well) were allowed to take a trip into space. However, there is a possibility that in the next 30 years this situation will change.
SPACE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN 2030This short but impressive overview of space toursim in 2030 covers aspects like the vision and economics of space tourism, turnover, and orbital accommodation.
has spoken of the ‘explosion’ in space travel which he expects to come to fruition over the next few years, as private space travel ventures such as Virgin Galactic begin to gather pace. "Its going to be an explosion of people having had the chance to go into space and enjoy the marvels of space travel,""Im absolutely certain that there will be hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of people who will opt for (spaceflights), once the price gets to the right level," stated Branson.
SPACESHIP OF THE FUTURE So we decided to bring you six different vehicles that may one day take you to the final frontier. Expensive balloon? Check. Capsule atop a reusable launch vehicle? Check. NASAs next-generation launch vehicle? Check. And if youre worried that $200,000 is too much to payfor a jaunt on Sir Richard Bransons SpaceShipTwo, thenyou still have time to get your astronaut application into NASA.
•By 2025, said Barack Obama, we expect new spacecraft designed for long journeys to allow us to begin the first-ever crewed missions beyond the Moon into deep space. So we’ll start -- we’llstart by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history. By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth. And a landing on Mars will follow. And I expect to be around to see it.
– With Virgin Galactic and others pioneering spacetourism, space trained pilots will be needed. – Space tourism will need its own Spaceportsproviding launch facilities far different to that of an airport. Space TourGuides – A new role could emerge for specialists in astronomy who canguide us in exploring the cosmos whilst on vacation. – Designers of physical solutions to enable thehabitation of space and other planets. – This role involves making aplanet hospitable enough for colonisation / mining operations. - A range ofspace-oriented physical and natural scientists.