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16 July 2012
Space Future has been on something of a hiatus of late. With the concept of Space Tourism steadily increasing in acceptance, and the advances of commercial space, much of our purpose could be said to be achieved. But this industry is still nascent, and there's much to do. So...watch this space.
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"What the Growth of a Space Tourism Industry Could Contribute to Employment, Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, Education, Culture and World Peace" is now the top entry on Space Future's Key Documents list.
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25 November 1998 by
Space Transportation Association's Space Travel and Tourism Division News
Readers may like to review the Space Transportation Association Space Travel and Tourism Division's Bulletin Board of news and events at http://www.spacetransportation.org/bulletins.htm.
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6 November 1998 by Patrick Collins
Buzz Aldrin, space tourism's most famous supporter, appeared with David Letterman "the most powerful man in American broadcasting" on November 3. His invitation was triggered in part by the orbital trip being taken by the 77-year-old John Glenn.
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31 October 1998 by Patrick Collins
77-year-old finds space travel very comfortable
So now we know - the long-sustained image that "Only extraordinarily fit people can go to space" is - A MYTH. The truth is that anyone can go - or at least anyone who would ride in an aeroplane.
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25 October 1998 by Patrick Collins
Two Themes Receive Unprecedented Coverage at Annual Space Meet
The largest international space meeting each year is the annual Congress of the International Astronautical Federation ( IAF), the 49th of which took place this year from September 28 - October 2 in Melbourne, Australia.
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22 October 1998 by Patrick Collins
The Space Frontier Foundation, which has been pressing eloquently for better and more commercially-targeted efforts to develop space, recognises space tourism as one of the activities that could play a major role in generating the financial support needed to develop space. At this year's 7th Annual Conference, Tom Rogers, President of the Space Transportation Association in Washington DC (among his various hats) chaired a panel on Space Adventure Tourism during the afternoon of Saturday October 10th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, L.A. airport.
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14 October 1998 by Patrick Collins
"The idea of space tourism is suddenly hot."
Under the headline "Vacations in Orbit" journalist Jeffrey Kluger subtitled Time magazine's first article on the recent activities aimed at realising space tourism "Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin has flown in space twice. Now he's hoping to send you there too."
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17 July 1998 by Patrick Collins
In a recent piece entitled "Skeptics put Glenn, NASA under the microscope" about John Glenn's scheduled flight on the space shuttle, CNN quoted several medical researchers as saying that although Glenn is 77 his flight cannot be justified by medical research into aging. (Among other things, a single case is not statistically useful, and there is little data on his earlier short flight.) Politics and PR seem to be the real reasons behind the plan.
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24 June 1998 by Patrick Collins
Initiative to "colonize" space proposed as alternative
Space Tourism was discussed in two places in the May 25 issue of Space News, both positive and negative views being expressed.
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25 March 1998 by
The long awaited NASA-Space Transportation Association Space Travel
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