Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide (Springer Praxis Books)

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Recent surveys have provided new and updated information into public insights of the nascent space tourism industry. This book uniquely explores in detail the cutting-edge technologies, spacecraft capabilities, launch vehicles and the training that will define this commercial enterprise. The book also provides a manual for future suborbital and orbital private space explorers. Over half of the book is dedicated to providing for the first time essential training material for private spaceflight participants. This book provides a much needed, well-rounded understanding of what promises to be the most dynamic and exciting industry in the world.

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Dr. Erik Seedhouse is eminently qualified to write this informative handbook for all potential spaceflight participants.  He was an Astronaut Training Consultant and wrote the Spaceflight Participants Flight Surgeon’s Manual for Bigelow Aerospace in 2005. He also developed astronaut training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace’s Astronaut Training Manual. He has written many technical and scientific articles as well as articles for Spaceflight magazine. Erik Seedhouse is a research scientist specializing in environmental life sciences and physiology, for which he obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology while working for the European Space Agency between 1996 and 1998.

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"Tourists in Space is a unique book, and its subtitle ‘A Practical Guide’ hints at what is inside. ... If you are interested in the physiological side of spaceflight then this book is for you ... ." (Nick Quinn, Astronomy Now, August, 2008)

"Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide ... look at suborbital and orbital space tourism, particularly for those people considering signing up for a ride into space. ... the book goes into considerable detail about what sort of training prospective spaceflight participants (to use the official FAA terminology, as Seedhouse does in the book) should undergo, and why. ... a good investment to see what they’re getting into." (Jeff Foust, National Space Society, July, 2008)

"Seedhouse’s book is an enthusiastic foray into the ‘adventurpreneurial’ world of space tourism. ... The book begins with an exciting account of the flight of SpaceshipOne, the X Prize-winning 2004 flight ... . Topics include current space tourism companies, which types of space planes or rockets are likely to be safest, the variety of training regimens that may be required, and what to expect during suborbital and orbital flights. ... It is a good read for armchair astronauts, too. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers/libraries." (T. D. Oswalt, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)

"This book sets out to give readers an account of the range of possibilities likely to become available in the next few years – and what they would be letting themselves in for. ... The author writes with a good balance of enthusiasm and caution. ... Altogether, he has provided a useful tourist guide ... for potential and armchair travellers." (Peredur Williams, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1206), October, 2008)

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