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Jonathan Moody (M, 36)
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    ET2 Architecture?
    This research studio will focus on architectural horizon and ground in a new way; from the perspective of what was called the big blue marble in...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    In 1997, NASA published a report concluding that selling trips to space to private citizens could be worth billions of dollars. A Japanese report supports these findings, and projects that space tourism could be a $10 billion per year industry within the two decades. The only obstacles to opening up space to tourists are the space agencies, who are concerned with safety and the development of a reliable, reusable launch vehicle.

    Once onboard the hotel, guests will wear Velcro suits that allow them to stick to the rooms' walls. The hotel's orbit will take it around the Earth in only 80 minutes, allowing guests to see 15 sunrises a day [source: Yahoo News]. Besides spending three days ogling sunrises, tourists will also help with scientific experiments. An escape rocket will be attached to the outside of the hotel.

    Some of the details regarding the hotel's facilities remain unclear. Claramunt said that the company is still tackling the problem of bathrooms, specifically toilets. Instead of traditional showers — which don't work in a weightless environment — Galactic Suite will employ a spa filled with water bubbles drifting through the air.

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/hotel-orbit-earth1.htm

    Promoted as a paradise in space
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    Suborbital Spaceflight

    Price - $102,000 (includes $4,000 cancellation insurance)

    In an unprecedented sensory experience, rocket engines boost you beyond the normal limits of flight to regions above 62 miles (100 kilometers) - where space begins. After the engines shutdown, you will experience up to five minutes of continuous weightlessness, all the while gazing at the vast blackness of space and the blue horizon of the Earth below.


    Orbital spaceflight

    Be one of the first 500 people to ever reach Earth orbit
    Orbit the Earth every 90 minutes and see nearly the entire Earth surface
    Live, floating in a completely weightless environment for 10 days
    See the night sky like you have never seen it before
    Appreciate the true majesty of the universe and the fragility of Earth


    Lunar Mission

    Price - $100 million

    By joining the Space Adventures Lunar Mission you will contribute to the dawning of a new era in space exploration and enter the history books alongside the great explorers of our time.

    http://www.spaceadventures.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=suborbital.welcome
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    Crouch unveiled a preliminary set of suborbital findings from their research. Among them:

    The opportunity to float in zero-g was significantly preferred compared to being strapped in a seat
    Less extensive launch vehicle training was significantly preferred
    Highly educated individuals exhibited significantly less interest in suborbital space travel

    "The big problem with suborbital is from a customer experience perspective," Crouch advised. Pop-up travel to the fringes of space, then head for home gives a customer five or six minutes of zero-g.

    "It will be very interesting to see the customer reaction to such a short experience," Crouch observed. Nevertheless, there's enjoyment in preparing for the event. "And a suborbital space tourist will have great party stories to tell for many years to come...so the experience will certainly linger for a long time."

    http://www.space.com/adastra/050606_isdc_tourism.html
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    Potential market for over $1 billion a year by the year 2021
    70% would prefer from 3 days to 2 weeks in space
    79% have no preference or prefer their own country for space port location.
    79% feel that they do not need a destination in space and are happy to simply fly around for a bit
    91% want a potential lottery system
    (without money being factor) 59% would want to go around moon
    77% feel fair price is $50,000 or less

    http://www.incredible-adventures.com/space-survey/space-adventurers-survey.pdf

    http://www.space.com/news/060828_tourism_survey.html
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    Largest problem is lack of market volume

    Fear exists that $200,000 experience may be disappointing due to limited space and possible seat belt requirements. May also run into difficulties with foggy / frozen windows.. Also don’t quite know what to do about space sick travelers, or the bathroom situation.

    Best way to market space travel is to play up Christopher Columbus / Explorer angle

    http://www.space.com/news/050624_space_tourism.html
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    The main conclusion is that spaceplanes can reduce the cost of human transport to orbit sufficiently for large new commercial markets to develop. Combining the reusability of spaceplanes with the high traffic levels of space tourism offers the prospect of a thousandfold reduction in the cost per seat to orbit. The result will be airline operations to orbit involving dozens of spaceplanes, each capable of one or two flights per day. These low costs will make possible a rapid expansion of space science and exploration.

    http://www.spacefuture.com/archive/growing_popular_interest_in_space_tourism_challenge_and_opportunity_for_space_agencies.shtml
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    Highlights space tourism menu: Lunar tourism, orbital tourism, sub-orbital tourism, and high altitude flights. Compares space tourism market to other forms of initially 'expensive' technologies and their current evolution. Promotes space tourism as potentially rapidly growing market.



    http://www.hobbyspace.com/Tourism/index.html
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    This article promotes space tourism as an experience that will change our perceptions in the same way that international does, expanding our views of the world. Anousheh Ansari is an important figure, not only because she is a woman, but because she has paved the way for everyone.

    http://www.space.com/adastra/060918_woodsmansee_ansari.html
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    Basically, space tourism is promoted as the ultimate adventure experience. Of the people polled, only 21 percent feel the need for a 'space hotel' but of those 21 percent, they would want to stay for up to 2 weeks.

    http://www.space.com/news/061003_tourism_survey.html
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