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Space tourism : adventures in Earth's orbit and beyond

Author: Michael Van Pelt
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Can we ever hope to lift ordinary tourists into orbit as routinely as we send airline passengers around the globe? Will traveling into space ever be as safe and easy as, say, a trip from New York to Paris? Author Michel van Pelt believes it will. He describes how we are on the verge of creating a viable, literally out of this world tourism industry."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van Pelt, Michael.
Space tourism.
New York : Springer, 2005
(DLC) 2004059007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Van Pelt
ISBN: 0387402136 9780387402130 9780387270159 0387270159 6610313024 9786610313020
OCLC Number: 133157222
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Before the flight --
Ch. 2 Selection for spaceflight --
Ch. 3 Getting ready --
Ch. 4 Astronauts at school --
Ch. 5 Launch --
Ch. 6 sky is not the limit --
Ch. 7 In orbit --
Ch. 8 Space stations : giant cans and wheels in the sky --
Ch. 9 end of the tour --
Ch. 10 Returning from space --
Ch. 11 To the moon, Mars and beyond.
Responsibility: Michael Van Pelt.
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