Space Tourism: Making it Work for Fun and Profit

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J. R. Olds; D. McCormick; A. Charania; L. Marcus (2005), JBIS, 58, 241-256

Refcode: 2005.58.241
Keywords: Space tourism, economic modeling, marketing strategy

Abstract:
This paper summarizes the findings of a study of space tourism markets and launch vehicles conducted by the Space Systems Design Laboratory at Georgia Tech under sponsorship of the NASA Langley Research Center. The purpose of the study was to investigate and quantitatively model the driving economic factors and launch vehicle characteristics that affect businesses entering the space tourism industry. The results of the current study will hopefully serve as a guide to commercial businesses wishing to enter this potentially profitable emerging market.

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