Space Tourism: "'To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before" Term Paper by Carly Evans

Space Tourism: "'To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before"
A brief look at space travel as a tourist option and the implications of such an industry for the world and the environment.
# 152469 | 1,050 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published by on Feb 18, 2013 in Aviation, Aeronautics (General) , Tourism (General)

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This article looks into the development of space travel and the implications for the future. It considers the business model of space tourism and when visits to the moon will be available, and at what cost. The paper further discusses the damage to the environment caused by rocket launches and the potential for exploitation of a service that is, as of yet, generally unavailable. Finally, the article covers the growing media coverage of such exclusive travel and the monopoly held by a small number of potential businesses.

What is Space Tourism?
Is it an Open Market?
The Western Business Model
Global Warming Dangers
Space Age Propaganda

From the Paper:

"The main source will be via expensive customer deposits as highlighted above. This will generate sizeable income. Secondly, there will be media involvement that will generate investment from advertisers and broadcasters. The final avenue of income is anticipated rental and joint venture with NASA themselves.
"It is important to note that this research is based on the Western model structure of a sustainable space tourist company. Funding and format will vary in different regions across the world, although it is widely expected the US will offer the first commercial flights to the moon.
"The entire concept of space tourism is an endless sea of imagination. For a fee of around $750 million, it would be expected that the trip would include more than a short spell on the moon in a claustrophobic cabin."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • J. Achenbach, 7 December 2012, The Washington Post, Space-tourism company to offer two seats to the moon,
  • Theodore Hall, 2011, The Journal of Space Tourism, Space Hotels,
  • Eric Calais, 2012, Geophysical Research Letters,
  • Virgin Galactic, 2012, Latest News
  • John Spencer, 2012, Space Tourism Society, Space Experience Economy,

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Space Tourism: "'To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before" (2013, February 18) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from

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"Space Tourism: "'To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before"" 18 February 2013. Web. 30 September. 2023. <>