Space tourism – Newton County MO Tourism http://newtoncountymotourism.org/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:31:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-57.png Space tourism – Newton County MO Tourism http://newtoncountymotourism.org/ 32 32 Virgin Galactic space sightseeing flights won’t begin for at least a year https://newtoncountymotourism.org/virgin-galactic-space-sightseeing-flights-wont-begin-for-at-least-a-year/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/virgin-galactic-space-sightseeing-flights-wont-begin-for-at-least-a-year/ Virgin Galactic is postponing its space tourism program until the second quarter of 2023, the company announced today. By the time Sir Richard Branson’s mothership is ready to carry passengers, it will be two years since Virgin Galactic brought humans to the far reaches of space. The company has been selling tickets to the public […]]]>

Virgin Galactic is postponing its space tourism program until the second quarter of 2023, the company announced today. By the time Sir Richard Branson’s mothership is ready to carry passengers, it will be two years since Virgin Galactic brought humans to the far reaches of space.

The company has been selling tickets to the public since February this year, with the first sightseeing flights expected to begin by the end of 2022. Now, however, Virgin Galactic says its schedule will stretch at least six months longer than originally planned.

The announcement was made very quietly via Virgin Galactic’s second quarter 2022 earnings report. At the end of the commercial highlights section, the company states, “Commercial service is expected to begin in Q2 2023 due to extended completion dates under the mothership upgrade program.”

Sir Richard Branson after ringing a ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to promote the first day of trading in shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings.Drew Angerer/Getty Images News/Getty Images

If 2022 has proven anything for the fledgling space tourism industry, it’s that launching wealthy people into the planet’s orbit is often harder than it’s worth. This is now Virgin Galactic’s second delay of the year.

Mothership, take me home – Virgin Galactic doesn’t provide many details on why the launches were delayed, but the improvements to the company’s mothership are reason enough to put tourism on the back burner for a bit longer. The VMS Eve is an integral part of Virgin Galactic flights, carrying its passenger ships to launch altitude before they lift off into orbit.

The mothership upgrade program, which Virgin Galactic launched this summer, aims to improve the ship’s reliability and the frequency with which it can fly. In its earnings report, Virgin Galactic also revealed that Boeing would build two new motherships for the company, each designed to perform up to 200 launches per year. These will enter service around 2025.

The long-delayed gratification — Despite its many challenges, space tourism is still experiencing a boom this year. These companies have been around for decades and technology is finally catching up with their dreams. Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, expecting the company’s first flight to take place by 2010 – although that date, and essentially every other goal the company set for itself, ended up being postponed due to various issues.

Virgin Galactic ticket holders will therefore have to wait a bit longer to catch their flight into Earth orbit, but fans of the company are used to waiting, at this point. Since space tourism is generally quite detrimental to the environment, it might be better if Virgin Galactic never made any flights.

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Blue Origin sets a record with its 3rd space tourism flight https://newtoncountymotourism.org/blue-origin-sets-a-record-with-its-3rd-space-tourism-flight/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/blue-origin-sets-a-record-with-its-3rd-space-tourism-flight/ With its third space tourism flight of the year, Blue Origin set a new record by transporting the first astronauts of Egyptian and Portuguese origin into space. On Thursday, August 4, Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft successfully carried six additional passengers into orbit from Launch Site One in Texas. The crew was carried by the […]]]>

With its third space tourism flight of the year, Blue Origin set a new record by transporting the first astronauts of Egyptian and Portuguese origin into space.

On Thursday, August 4, Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft successfully carried six additional passengers into orbit from Launch Site One in Texas. The crew was carried by the spacecraft to a height of 100 kilometers.

Together with Mário Ferreira, the first Portuguese astronaut, Sara Sabry became the first Egyptian to travel in space. Coby Cotton, co-founder of Dude Perfect, British-American mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien, technology pioneer Clint Kelly III. And telecommunications manager Steve Young was also on the flight.

The in-flight astronauts disembarked after passing the 100 km line and spent a short time in weightlessness. After this brief period, the capsule is parachuted and lands in the desert. The NS-22 mission marks the booster’s ninth successful launch, according to the company. Remarkably, this marked New Shepard’s 22nd launch. And this is the sixth crewed spacecraft for Blue Origin in total.

O’Brien turned out to be the first woman to reach the highest and lowest places on Earth (Mt. Everest and Challenger Deep), as well as space. With this feat, she set for herself the Guinness Extreme Trifecta Explorers World Record. Other notable crew members were Young, the former CEO of Young’s Communications LLC (Y-COM). Kelly is a research scientist in the fields of robotics and computer science. Additionally, he is currently a member of the Space Coast Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).

Crew member expenses for the mission on Blue Origin

This NS-22 mission is also the third launch for the organization led by Jeff Bezos in 2022. There were six astronauts on the previous flight, NS-21, five men and one woman. As the only female crew member and first person born in Mexico to reach space, Katya Echazarreta made history on the previous mission.
This automated and reusable capsule rocket system called New Shepard is intended for passenger transport and research payloads. It’s mostly fast travel in suborbital space. The human capsule falls gently using a parachute while the rocket returns to Earth by a powered landing. The operating procedure is similar to the initial stages of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy orbital rockets.

Currently, the duration of the new Shepard mission is only about 11 minutes. It forecasts the arc of visible Earth against the darkness of space. And traveling crew members can enjoy weightlessness for a short time. Nevertheless, the expenses of the mission were kept secret since Blue Origin never wanted to talk about it. But as The New York Times reports, the cost of previous missions has ranged from nothing to $28 million (about Rs220 crore) for a few moments of weightlessness.

For another comparison, Virgin Galactic charges $450,000 for seats in its VSS Unity spacecraft. Virgin Galactic is the company’s main rival in the tourism and suborbital space travel industry. Although the piloted VSS Unity has made four trips to suborbital space so far, it is not yet fully functional.
However, the flight was free for Cotton and Sabry thanks to support from the MoonDAO and Space for Humanity charities, separately. Cotton prevailed in a MoonDAO competition to board the NS-22.

MoonDAO seeks to decentralize space travel with the long-term goal of building a self-sustaining, self-sustaining colony on the moon. According to the organization’s website page, it aims for the moon to function as a launching pad for humanity to further explore the universe.

On the other hand, the objective of Space for Humanity is to improve humanity’s accessibility to space. It’s s Sponsoring “citizen astronauts,” who are a group of extraordinary individuals. Then individuals will do their best to share their experiences with those of us who have never left Earth. It would be the life-changing mindset that spaceflight can bring, and it’s a key part of the organization’s plan.

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Blue Origin wins the 6th space tourism mission https://newtoncountymotourism.org/blue-origin-wins-the-6th-space-tourism-mission/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/blue-origin-wins-the-6th-space-tourism-mission/ Blue Origin’s sixth crewed spaceflight is in the books. From the company New Shepard The suborbital vehicle carried six people to the final frontier this morning (August 4), including some who won early spaceflights. New Shepard took off from blue origin west Texas site at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT) and was back on Earth […]]]>

Blue Origin’s sixth crewed spaceflight is in the books.

From the company New Shepard The suborbital vehicle carried six people to the final frontier this morning (August 4), including some who won early spaceflights.

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Space Perspective unveils balloon-shaped spacecraft for space tourism https://newtoncountymotourism.org/space-perspective-unveils-balloon-shaped-spacecraft-for-space-tourism/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/space-perspective-unveils-balloon-shaped-spacecraft-for-space-tourism/ Launch end of 2024, perspective from space, a space tourism company, will bring thrill-seeking travelers and aspiring astronauts to the “ends of space”. In its recently released renders, the company shared the design of the orbiting capsule’s exterior, Spaceship Neptune, which features a bulbous shape with panoramic windows. The space shuttle is presented by Space […]]]>

Launch end of 2024, perspective from space, a space tourism company, will bring thrill-seeking travelers and aspiring astronauts to the “ends of space”. In its recently released renders, the company shared the design of the orbiting capsule’s exterior, Spaceship Neptune, which features a bulbous shape with panoramic windows.

The space shuttle is presented by Space Perspective as “carbon neutral” in design and functionality. No rocket fuel will be needed for liftoff; instead, a massive, high-performance SpaceBalloon will propel the spacecraft past the Earth’s surface. The design by Dan Window and Isabella Trani, co-founders of London-based design studio Of My Imagination, mimics that of a traditional balloon or parachute take-off and landing.

(Courtesy of Space Perspective)

“Centuries of balloon and parachute operation and development demonstrate that always flying the balloon from launch to landing, with traditional parachutes as a backup backup system, is by far the simplest, most secure and most robust,” Space Perspective founder Taber MacCallum said in a press release. “Our proprietary flight system means the capsule and SpaceBalloon™ always stay connected, and take-off and landing conditions are always in our control.”

Its balloon-like shape was chosen by the design and engineering team, which also included experts from Siemens and AWS, for several reasons: it allows for maximum comfort and headroom in the interior of the spaceship and its shape is ideal for “pressure resistance” and “splash resistance”. ” landings on a myriad of surfaces. The design is optimized for landing on water, considered the safest landing technique by NASA. Its patent-pending splash cone is designed for smooth landings in a body of water. Upon arrival, the crew, passengers, and SpaceBalloon will be ushered onto a ship and brought back to shore.

A reflective coating on the windows will repel solar gain and a thermal control system will insulate the cozy lounge-like interiors from the outside elements, including the inevitable temperature fluctuations. With windows wrapped around the entire ship, passengers will never be without a view. 360-degree cameras equipped inside provide space tourists with the ability to zoom in closer on the view.

balloon-shaped spaceship in the dark
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Space Perspective and Siemens tested many designs and ran a number of tests and simulations before landing on this one and also worked closely with AWS Cloud Servers to realize the technology.

The interiors of the Neptune spacecraft were first unveiled in April, showing off a design that literally takes first class to new heights. Extra plush armchairs and circular sofas are full of personal bars, mini-fridge included. A digital screen wraps around the inner pod displaying key travel facts, including current time, altitude and destination on the ground below.

inside a spaceship with passenger bars and chairs
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The manufacture of the Neptune spacecraft has already begun at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team has a 300,000 square foot test area, with another 100,000 for installations.

Space Perspective has already sold nearly 900 plane tickets. Journeys to the outer reaches of space will begin at the end of 2024 and are expected to last a total of six hours. Tickets cost $125,000, payment by credit card or crypto.

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Space tourism is possible! ISRO tests human flight capability in low Earth orbit https://newtoncountymotourism.org/space-tourism-is-possible-isro-tests-human-flight-capability-in-low-earth-orbit/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/space-tourism-is-possible-isro-tests-human-flight-capability-in-low-earth-orbit/ The space tourism market has witnessed significant growth over the past two years due to the emergence of private aerospace companies, but Indian players have yet to enter the lucrative field. The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, recently informed that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working to develop local […]]]>

The space tourism market has witnessed significant growth over the past two years due to the emergence of private aerospace companies, but Indian players have yet to enter the lucrative field. The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, recently informed that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working to develop local capacity related to space tourism.

In response to a written question, Singh said the Indian government has allowed the private sector to participate in the country’s space activities. He also said that IN-SPACe strives to promote end-to-end space activities.

“ISRO is developing indigenous capabilities in space tourism through the demonstration of human spaceflight capability to low Earth orbit (LEO),” he added.

Moreover, the new space policy is expected to provide various benefits to startups in the country’s space sector. They will be able to access more capital and clarity on certain issues related to their liability in the event of an unfortunate incident. More than a hundred companies are currently active in this field. Some of these include companies involved in the design and construction of satellites.

“A new space policy covering various areas of space activities is being drafted,” Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh told parliament on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is a major player in the space tourism market. He launched his New Shepard spacecraft from West Texas and carried passengers into space for a brief jaunt. Flights lasted about 10 minutes and offered passengers a view of Earth from space. Moreover, SpaceX, which was founded by Elon Musk, is currently leading in this sector. His Dragon spacecraft is capable of carrying tourists into space.

India’s ISRO space agency is currently working on various missions, including the Gaganyaan mission, which it hopes to launch in 2019.

India’s space tourism potential would require the country to successfully achieve multiple space launches and successfully develop a reusable rocket system to pick up and return tourists. This would require a long-term commitment from government and the private sector, as well as the time and resources to get the project off the ground. Apart from these factors, other factors such as the availability of inexpensive and reliable infrastructure would also be considered to make the space tourism industry a viable business.

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India’s space research agency tests space tourism capabilities https://newtoncountymotourism.org/indias-space-research-agency-tests-space-tourism-capabilities/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 20:05:57 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/indias-space-research-agency-tests-space-tourism-capabilities/ India has announced that the space department is developing a comprehensive and integrated space policy. This is the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which is working on developing capacity for space tourism. Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced the news on Sunday. Image credits – India Today The space department is developing a comprehensive and integrated […]]]>

India has announced that the space department is developing a comprehensive and integrated space policy. This is the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which is working on developing capacity for space tourism. Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced the news on Sunday.

Image credits – India Today

The space department is developing a comprehensive and integrated space policy. It will provide direction to the activities of India’s private space industry, the minister said. He made the statement while answering questions from the Upper House of Parliament on July 21.

He said India’s National Space Promotion and Authorization Center, also known as IN-SPACe, seeks to promote the active participation of the private sector in carrying out end-to-end space activities. , including space tourism. In-SPACe is an autonomous body under the Space Department to promote, manage and authorize private sector activities in the space domain. In the West, three billionaire entrepreneurs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, are vying to usher in a new era of commercial space tourism. The three have invested billions of dollars in their space ventures, each promising to carry paying customers into space.

Other space agencies

This month, Musk’s SpaceX broke its own record for the number of rockets launched in a year, surpassing last year’s total of 31 missions as part of a campaign to launch its own internet satellites into orbit. In April, Bezos’ Amazon secured rocket launches with three companies in a bid to set up a constellation of satellites to deliver high-speed internet that will rival SpaceX’s Starlink.

Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic Holdings, plans its next commercial flight in the first quarter of 2023, after completing a structural overhaul of its existing carrier aircraft, VMS Eve. According to Wio News, for indigenous space tourism to become a reality in India (as suggested by the Minister), it would take all of the following – unrelenting success of the Gaganyaan program, multiple repetitions of the same, development and successful flights of a usable re-rocket intended for the transport of tourists, ensuring that all systems are reliable and inexpensive to be feasible as a business, etc. All of this takes time (decades), large-scale investment, and genuine dedication to the cause of space tourism, as seen in private sector examples from the Western world.

However, ISRO has gone through many milestones over the years. Although progress is slow, India is placing increasing emphasis on promoting local manufacturing and local businesses.

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Space tourism and the Indian Gaganyaan mission https://newtoncountymotourism.org/space-tourism-and-the-indian-gaganyaan-mission/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/space-tourism-and-the-indian-gaganyaan-mission/ SPACE TRAVEL- ( By Manzar Alam, Founding Editor, www.arunachal24.in, Former Bureau Chief (Northeast), Zee News ) – My friends, nowadays, whenever you take a vacation for two or three days, you immediately go to a hill station, a sea beach or any other place. But now the day is not far when you can travel […]]]>

SPACE TRAVEL- ( By Manzar Alam, Founding Editor, www.arunachal24.in, Former Bureau Chief (Northeast), Zee News ) – My friends, nowadays, whenever you take a vacation for two or three days, you immediately go to a hill station, a sea beach or any other place. But now the day is not far when you can travel in space. Yes friends, I’m not kidding, now the day is not far off for space tourism, when 400 flights will fly from earth to space in a year, an average of more than one flight per day. And India with its Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Gaganyaan mission is also part of this project.

Friends, the things I said about space tourism, if you think it’s a dream, then let us tell you that so far many people have come after space travel and more 800 people have also booked tickets for space travel. Their training for space travel also continues.

Three of the richest people in the world have come forward to carry out expensive projects like space tourism… First Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s company Spacex.

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The level at which preparations are underway for space travel can be gauged by the fact that Virgin Galactic Company is preparing two such aircraft carriers that can achieve the capacity to launch hundreds of spaceflights. So that he can help transport and bring a large number of space tourists. For these flights, people book their seats for 200,000 US dollars, or 1.5 to 2 crore Indian rupees. Seeing the enthusiasm of people and the demand for reservations, by 2025, the company is preparing to take up to 400 regular flights per year.

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The company has been committed to this mission for 15 years. In 2021, the company succeeded in sending the first commercial manned flight into space. When the first flight made a spacewalk, Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin Group, was also on board. Now, the next such flight is expected to be sent in 2023, and the company is striving to reach the capacity to send more than 400 flights per year by 2025.

Virgin Galactic organizes training for its future space tourists in Pennsylvania, USA. Hundreds of people who have made reservations are training at the National Aerospace Training and Research Center here. In this training, people learn to sit in a tunnel-like rocket or capsule and deal with the effects of gravity while traveling through space. Along with this, people’s blood tests, their ability to control their breathing, and other physical tests are also targeted.

Gaganyaan of India

If everything goes as planned, India will send the Gaganyaan mission into space in 2023. In this mission, humans will be sent into space.

Recently, Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh gave detailed information on the Gaganyaan mission and said that the first trial will be unmanned. After that, on the second try, a female robot named VyomMitra will be sent into space. This robot was developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Both trials will be completed by the end of 2022. Only after the success of this mission will preparations be made to send humans into space for the third time.

Air force pilot training

According to Dr. Singh, two humans can be sent on the third mission’s spaceflight. These people will stay in space for 7 days. For the mission, four Indian Air Force pilots were sent to Russia and trained at the Space Training Center. These astronauts were named “Gaganauts”.

10,000 crores will be spent on Gaganyaan

Friends, remember that the Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2018 from the Red Fort. About 10,000 crore rupees will be spent on the mission. For this, the Union Cabinet had also approved in 2018 itself. Indian astronauts will orbit the lower Earth orbit for 7 days.

Friends, before we end the video, let us tell you that on April 12, 1961, Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to reach space. Nearly 60 years after that, today humans have become capable of space travel and tourism. It will be a good opportunity for people who are interested in new things, when they can get acquainted with the new mysteries of the universe by going beyond this place and can see their beautiful land from the other side. of this land.

So let’s also dream of traveling in space, because I believe that sometimes some dreams come true too.

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ISRO working on technologies for space tourism, Chandrayaan 3 to be launched in 2023: Center https://newtoncountymotourism.org/isro-working-on-technologies-for-space-tourism-chandrayaan-3-to-be-launched-in-2023-center/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 11:43:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/isro-working-on-technologies-for-space-tourism-chandrayaan-3-to-be-launched-in-2023-center/ The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing indigenous capabilities for space tourism alongside the preparation for expensive missions such as Chandrayaan 3 and the Gaganyaan program. In a written response to a question from Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh said that ISRO would test space tourism technologies by […]]]>

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing indigenous capabilities for space tourism alongside the preparation for expensive missions such as Chandrayaan 3 and the Gaganyaan program. In a written response to a question from Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh said that ISRO would test space tourism technologies by demonstrating the capability of human spaceflight in orbit terrestrial bass, an initiative that would also involve the private sector.

The minister said Indian space startups will be encouraged to participate in end-to-end space activities, including space tourism, by India’s National Space Promotion and Clearance Center (IN-SPACe). A one-stop agency under the Department of Space (DoS), IN-SPACe was established by the Center to hold and license private industry and promote its growth in space.

He further revealed that the agency and the DoS will soon draft a comprehensive and integrated space policy, which will guide the activities of the private Indian space industry. Responding to a question on space diplomacy, Jitendra Singh noted that ISRO pursues international cooperation and relations with 61 countries in various fields of space activities.

ISRO’s plan on Chandrayaan 3 and Gaganyaan

While the launch of the Gaganyaan is no longer possible this year, ISRO has targeted the launch of Chandrayaan 3 in 2023. However, the agency will conduct the first abort demonstration test for the Gaganyaan later this year. Earlier on June 30, ISRO Chairman S Somanath revealed that Gaganyaan’s first uncrewed launch, which was previously scheduled for late 2022, is no longer possible as ISRO aims to conduct additional work on security systems.

Coming to India’s third expedition to the Moon, it is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2023. Chandrayaan 3 will be a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan 2, which was launched in 2019 but failed to put a lander on the Moon. In the third mission, ISRO will make a second attempt to deliver a rover to the lunar surface and use the orbiter that is already circling the Moon.

Another ambitious mission to lift off next year would be the Aditya L-1, India’s first sun-study mission. The Aditya spacecraft will be installed at the first Lagrange point and it will be used to study the properties of the sun, including coronal mass ejections and solar winds.

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Apollo 11 vs space tourism in 2022 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/apollo-11-vs-space-tourism-in-2022/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 10:33:22 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/apollo-11-vs-space-tourism-in-2022/ This week we celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first humans to walk on the moon. Meanwhile, as the federal space program that put them on the lunar surface foams and crackles, a new wave of humans is heading to the space frontier, only this time, they’re not working for the government. Why […]]]>

This week we celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first humans to walk on the moon. Meanwhile, as the federal space program that put them on the lunar surface foams and crackles, a new wave of humans is heading to the space frontier, only this time, they’re not working for the government. Why is this important? Who benefits? What is the difference?

A so-called “space tourist” is usually a person who has worked to accumulate enough funds to obtain space travel; who undergoes appropriate training, then, fulfilling a lifelong dream, goes into space. While there they look around and enjoy the experience. Many use their time in space to promote idea-based projects, such as inspiring students or bringing attention to Earth’s environmental challenges. Others do science experiments, like on the recent week-long Axiom mission to the International Space Station.

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How space tourism by private actors affects the Earth’s environment https://newtoncountymotourism.org/how-space-tourism-by-private-actors-affects-the-earths-environment/ Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://newtoncountymotourism.org/how-space-tourism-by-private-actors-affects-the-earths-environment/ Rocket launches into space by commercial companies such as Space X, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin can have a negative impact on the climate and the ozone layer, a new study has found. He also pointed out that routine launches “could undermine the progress made by the Montreal Protocol in reversing ozone layer depletion.” The […]]]>

Rocket launches into space by commercial companies such as Space X, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin can have a negative impact on the climate and the ozone layer, a new study has found. He also pointed out that routine launches “could undermine the progress made by the Montreal Protocol in reversing ozone layer depletion.”

The study was published by researchers from University College London (UCL), the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the journal ‘Earth’s Future’ on June 9, 2022. She pointed out that soot emissions from rocket launches are more capable of warming the atmosphere than other sources.

Researchers believe it is necessary to introduce environmental regulations to reduce climate damage from a rapidly growing industry. While in the 20th century, the United States and the USSR vied for dominance in space technologies, today private actors are participating in the commercial race for space.

As part of this initiative, private actors allow commoners to travel in space for recreational, leisure or professional purposes. The goal is to make space more accessible to those who are not astronauts, but wish to travel to space for non-scientific reasons.

The study found that gases and solid chemicals from rockets launched by private actors are emitted directly into the upper atmosphere. Commercial space tourism also poses risks of ozone depletion over the Arctic. The reason behind this is the pollution of the rocket as well as the heating and debris caused by the spacecraft while returning to earth. It also causes damage to the ozone layer, University College London (UCL) said in a press release.

“Soot particles from rocket launches have a much greater climate effect than aircraft and other land-based sources, so you don’t need to have as many rocket launches as international flights to have a similar impact. What we really need now is a discussion among experts on the best strategy to regulate this rapidly growing industry, Dr Eloise Marais, the co-author of the study said in a press release.

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