Space Tourism

What is space tourism? Is it attainable for people like you and me?

Humanity has entered into a new age of manned space flight, but now private corporations like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic – rather than governments – are leading the spaceward charge. In addition, with the development of reusable rockets significantly reducing the costs of launches the concept of “space tourism” seems tantalisingly attainable. However, right now this may not be the case for the average person with dreams of visiting outer space. Dr. Cassandra Steer is a Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law, and a Mission Specialist at the ANU Institute for Space. She joins us now to explain the idea of space tourism and just what would be involved to actually be a space tourist.

Read more about Space Tourism from Dr. Steer here.


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