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Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide (Springer Praxis Books) Paperback – March 11, 2008
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From the reviews:
"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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