Space tourism

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The first space tourist, Dennis Tito (left) aboard the ISS

Space tourism is human space travel for non-government reasons such as private or entertainment reasons.[1]

There are many different types of space tourism, including orbital, suborbital and lunar space tourism. This is being done by aerospace companies like Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic.[2] SpaceX is planning to send a space tourist to the Moon.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Von der Dunk, F. G. (2011). "Space tourism, private spaceflight and the law: Key aspects". Space Policy. 27 (3): 146–152. Bibcode:2011SpPol..27..146V. doi:10.1016/j.spacepol.2011.04.015. ISSN 0265-9646. Archived from the original on November 26, 2020. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  2. Eric Ralph (September 14, 2018). "SpaceX has signed a private passenger for the first BFR launch around the Moon". Archived from the original on September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. Grush, Loren (September 14, 2018). "SpaceX says it will send someone around the Moon on its future monster rocket". The Verge. Archived from the original on September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.