View Full Version : Congressional Approved Adventures - Space Tourism !!

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Mar-16, 03:27 AM
It looks like those guys in Washington aren't going to be shown up by the Russians again. In this next series of flights it will be the US that brings the Tourists into Space?

In March of 2004, Washingtons representatives are expected to approve legislation to promote the development of thecommercial human space flight industry for Tourist purpose. Soon Washinton senators will be looking at this and maybe giving it the go ahead.

They also hope that this bill will give people the way to their own company goals and other commercial purposes, they encourage individuals like Shuttleworth to participate in testing hardware and so forth. something NASA has yet to do.

The next question is who will be the next space tourist, Lori Garver , Pop-Star Bass, Cindy C or Mr Czarnecki

first space tourist

Looks like NASA are going to get number three into space?

2004-Mar-16, 03:33 AM
I'm gonna trade them a ride into space for the Higgs-Boson particle I found in my sofa....

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Mar-17, 08:41 PM
more on the subject

Space holiday firm looks for spaceport
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A company that has sent paying tourists to the International Space Station says it is scouting locations for a spaceport to send travellers on suborbital flights.
Sites in Australia, the Bahamas, Florida, Japan, Malaysia, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Singapore and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates are all under consideration, the Arlington, Virginia-based firm Space Adventures said in a statement on Tuesday.

Operations at the spaceport will include suborbital flights, a space flight training centre and other activities.

"Securing the location of a spaceport will be a progressive step for Space Adventures in its evolution from a space experiences provider to an actual space flight academy," said Eric Anderson, the company's president and chief executive officer.

Two space tourists -- U.S. millionaire Dennis Tito and South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth -- have flown in space with Space Adventures, and two more unidentified Americans have been chosen for space flight. The price of a flight to orbit Earth is a reported $20 million (11 million pounds), which covers the cost of a launch aboard a Russian spacecraft.

2004-Dec-09, 06:20 PM
Congress OKs private-spaceflight bill (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6682611/)

On the verge of adjournment Wednesday, the U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval to a bill that could open the way for suborbital space tourism.

The Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act, or H.R. 5382, now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature. It would put a clear legislative stamp on regulations already being put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration and more significantly, allow paying passengers to fly on suborbital launch vehicles at their own risk.

2004-Dec-10, 05:17 PM
Analysis: Congress Restricts Private Space (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/tourism-04j.html)

Most space advocates and many in the nascent private manned spaceflight industry have been enthusiastic about the benefits of the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, which the Senate passed Wednesday and now awaits the president's signature, but a close reading of the bill gives reason for pause.

Case in point: The added safety restrictions -- resulting from negotiations between the conservatives and liberals in Congress -- assign far more regulatory power to the government than many of the bill's advocates would have wished.

This doesn't sound good.