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Space Tourist's Handbookby Eric Anderson
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Your Guide to the Final Frontier
This illustrated handbook features everything you need to know about space tourism—from travel-planning tips to life-or-death survival skills. You’ll discover:
• The Best Itineraries
Take stunning photographs of planet Earth—from sixty miles up. Dance on the ceiling in zero-gravitynenvironments. Take a “shower” using nothing but baby wipes. As a space tourist, you’ll enjoy all of these activities and plenty more.
• The Best Destinations
Exotic, exciting, and always spotlessly clean, these are the places every space tourist wants to visit. From Earth’s Moon to the International Space Station, here’s all you need to know about accommodations, menus, weather, walking tours, and more.
• The Best Vehicles
From MiG-25 aircrafts to Soyuz-FG launch vehicles, these are the most comfortable rides in the universe. Whether you’re planning a week-long expedition or a simple sub-orbital loop, we’ll make sure you have plenty of leg room.
• The Best Travel Tips
How to get there and get around
When to go
What to pack
What to do in a water landing
The ejector seat: How does it work?
And other essential skills.
With The Space Tourist’s Handbook, you’ll find everything you need to plan the ultimate space vacation. Don’t leave Earth without it!
In this illustrated handbook. Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives would-be space tourists the exact same training program that he gives to the billionaires. Here are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping in weightless environments, using the "vacuum toilet" on the spacecraft, living in zero gravity, and much more.
In May 2001, billionaire Dennis Tito made history as the first "space tourist"?he's the guy who paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station. Since that landmark voyage, many others have followed in his footsteps?all courtesy of Space Adventures, the first travel agency devoted exclusively to outer space. But before you can blast off, there's plenty to learn. In this illustrated handbook, Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives would-be space tourists the exact same training program that he gives to the billionaires. Here are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping in weightless environments, using the "vacuum toilet" on the spacecraft, living in zero gravity, and much more. It's all so informative, the instructors at Space Adventures are already integrating this handbook into their lesson plans. With more than 25 illustrations (and a special full-color section showing popular vacation "destinations"), The Space Tourist's Handbook is fascinating reading for amateur astronauts of all ages.
About the Author
Eric Anderson is the president and CEO of Space Adventures, Ltd. He resides in Washington, D.C. Joshua Piven is coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.
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