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Copy of Space Tourism Presentation
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Introduction to Spaceflight & a Brief History of Space Tourism.
Market Analysis of Space Tourism Industry
The Future and Space Tourism
"Virgin Galactic is now well on the way to becoming the world's first commercial space line with 370 customer deposits totaling 50 million."
“Virgin Galactic has said that it envisions one flight a week for its spaceship, with six tourists aboard.Each will pay 200,000 for the ride and train for at least three days before going. About 80,000 people have placed their names on the waiting list for seats."
Media has given industry alot of exposure and hype
Heavy investment by "big names"
Government Support (U.S.)
High likelihood of prices falling as industry grows.
Driven by unique, challenging, and fun experiences
•household income of at least 250,000 US annual, or a minimum net worth of 1 million US
What is space flight?
"The edge of space is, for the purpose of space flight, often accepted to lie at a height of 100 km (62 miles) above mean sea level. Any flight that goes higher than that is by definition a spaceflight."
Orbital VS. Suborbital Flight
Orbital requires more expensive and complex spacecrafts.
Restrictions for potential customers include:
-Required level of fitness
-Current Price of individual trip to space
Results of Poll Conducted by Futron:
Economic Impact of Space Tourism:
--Boost the economy by the creation of other business activities related to space tourism
-Potentially solve the problem dubbed the "21st century war of resources"
-Creation of "suborbital travel" on a commercial basis
Brought to you by: Kyla Doering