Space tourism

Focus on the future characteristic of all mankind. The progressive development of society necessarily reflected in tourism. So, the era of space exploration marked the beginning of space tourism. Mankind began to think about the possibilities of travelling to distant stars. In 2001 Russia launched the first space tourist – the American citizen Denis Tito. Space tour cost him $20 million Space tourism is still very expensive form of tourism. But the growing interest in space travel is forcing tour operators to develop tours of the space, work for the future.

Russia launched the first space tourist – the American citizen Denis Tito. Space tour cost him $20 million.

Japanese Association of Aeronautics established a study group on problems of development of space tourism. The session was attended by over 40 representatives of scientific organizations. The Japanese have developed the concept of tourist rockets reusable, which is able to take a 3-hour space flights with 45-50 tourists on Board. Average tourist flight will cost $25 thousand Is equivalent to the cost of round-the-world journey on sea cruise liner.

According to the plans of the Japanese experts, by 2020 in space budotitane about 1 million tourists by 2030 to 5 million Japanese are going to build in space a tourist complex (hotels, resorts). The Rising Sun country intends 20 years from now to make regular tourist flights from Earth to the moon. The lunar orbit is also planned to build several hotel complexes. To deliver tourists will use special space “shuttles”.

The Japanese are going to build in space a tourist complex.

(Source illustration: iss.jaxa.jp)

Do not lag behind Japan and the USA. The government has organized many activities aimed at creation of private space tourism. After the flight of the first tourist in space American company “space adventures” developed “the price-list for space tourism”, with the following rates:

$200 thousand – the whole range of flight preparation, including a 2-week training in Star city;

$20 million – the cost of space flight.

Do not lag behind Japan and the USA. The government has organized many activities aimed at creation of private space tourism.

Conducted in the United States and Canada, the survey showed that 5-10 thousand people willing to pay $100 thousand for orbital space flight. 7% of respondents are willing to spend $1 million for participating in space travel for a period of several weeks. Dutch architects developed the project, which is planned for 2017 on the moon to build an international hotel for space tourists. In London at the International forum “future Holiday” (2006), the representatives of many countries seriously discussed the project of a flying, space and underwater hotels for tourism of the future.

Russian scientists are working on a “Shuttle” for space tourism, design of routes into space (100 km altitude), designing a space station for commercial flights. The expected lifetime of the plant – 15 years on its Board will be 3 people for 20 days. The estimated cost of the tourist voucher- $100 thousand Inflation has not spared space tourism. The result of cosmic inflation was the rise in the cost of Turpalov into space a minimum of $1 million for Example, a trip to the ISS the fifth space tourist in 2007, had already cost $25 million. But despite high prices, the rich cultural-historical heritage of the country will always be attractive to tourists.

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