View Full Version : Whitehouse Support Adventures - Space Tourist 3!!

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Mar-16, 04:19 AM
March of 2004 and it looks like the Space tourism bill will be getting a toward Congressional approval for the USA. Some say that this is a great thing and have come to see this as one of the most important measures the congress committee will approve of. The House of Representatives are expected to give their backing for approved Space legislation, and new bill that will be there to promote the development of the NASA plans for commercial human space flight industry.

The USA will be tring to put the world 3rd Space tourist into outer space or will it? NASA has been cutting cost but has now decided it needs new life and will be making bold new adventures? Some say this is about the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and its sucess into the future. The US and NASA are trying to to promote the industry while ensuring public safety. The U.S. Senate are expected to rule on new legislation shortly.

So who will be the next space tourist, Lori Garver , Pop-idol Bass, Cindy C or Mr Czarnecki ?

Space Tourism to take off!
http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/...tm-32/tito.html (http://www.energia.ru/english/energia/iss/soyuz-tm-32/tito.html)
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images...c2003e37640.jpg (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/node2/lores/jsc2003e37640.jpg)

2004-Mar-22, 10:46 PM
As the eternal pessimist I can't see Space Tourism, in a real commercial sense, happening at least during this decade because of safety issues and the extreme cost of setting up the proper infrastructure.

Dedicated defensive weaponry - yes.
Tourism - No.

2004-Mar-23, 09:48 AM
I am inclined to agree with the Rooster, as this is clear from current world events

2004-Mar-23, 06:47 PM
But it's a good way to put money into our space programs.
Look at the obscene amounts of money the tourists who have gone up so far have paid?
And just think if that money was going to the U.S. or Canadian, or Europian Space agencies instead of Russia?

It would sure take the wind from the sails of the critics who use government money as the basis of their critisisems.

2004-Mar-23, 07:24 PM
Quote Planetwatcher:
"Look at the obscene amounts of money the tourists who have gone up so far have paid?"

The money that had been paid to be a passenger on (the Russian) rockets would have been miniscule compared to the total cost of preparation, launch and return; as well as R & R and capital depreciation. The basis of any commercialisation is PROFIT (excess of receipts over payments) and without this appearing feasable I can't see it happening until costs come way down - not up.

It is pleasing to see Alice (aka Damienpaul) has at last recognized his perception to others (I am evil Damo). :P