Welcome to Space Future. This site is for everyone who wants to go to space.

Learn about Space Tourism, see some of the proposed Space Vehicles, find out about the legal, medical, and environmental aspects of our Space Habitat, or discover the potential of Space Power.

Visit the Archive of papers and publications or browse the Space Future Journal for current news and features.

About Space Future About

There are currently 222 documents in the archive.

Bibliography Archives List Library Listing

Radio interviews with Space Future's founders and correspondents:

Published:25 May 2008
Origin:Originally presented at Plenary Session of the International Academy of Astronautics' 1st Symposium on Private Human Access to Space, held at Arcachon in France, 25-28 May 2008.
Abstract:The authors argue that the creation of a popular new industry of passenger space travel could be economically and socially very beneficial in creating new employment in aerospace and related fields in order to supply these services. In doing so, the application of nearly a half-century of technological development that has yet to be used commercially could create many new aerospace engineering business opportunities. In addition, by growing to large scale, space tourism has unique potential to reduce the cost of space travel sharply, thereby making many other activities in space feasible and profitable. The paper discusses the scope for new employment, stimulating economic growth, reducing environmental damage, sustaining education particularly in the sciences, stimulating cultural growth, and preserving peace by eliminating any need for "resource wars".
Related Entries:
Keywords:Habitat:Economics , Habitat:Environment , Habitat:Culture , Habitat:Policy
Please send comments, critiques and queries to feedback@spacefuture.com.
All material copyright Space Future Consulting except as noted.