Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269

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Walter Peeters

Department of Space Business and Management, International Space University, 67400 Illkirch, France

  • Review Article   
    From Space Tourism to Commercial Suborbital Travel
    Author(s): Walter Peeters*

    After several announcements last years, the recent successful flights with Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson as passengers have brought the space tourism topic back at the top of news headlines. Indeed, several projects have undergone incremental and careful development steps last years to ensure a sufficient reliability of such flights with passengers on board. The perfect re-entry of both the New Shepard system of Blue Origin and the Unity system of Virgin Orbit in July 2021 are now opening the path for commercial space tourism flights, with several hundreds of candidates having paid either substantial advance payments or even the total ticket price and a rising demand after these demonstrations. This evolution can be compared with the first flights in the aeronautical field starting in 1919, when, at the end of WW1, experienced pilots and proven (ex-military) planes were used to carry.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0269.21.s4.001

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