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Tourists in Space

A Practical Guide


Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 1-17
  3. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 19-26
  4. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 27-41
  5. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 43-49
  6. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 51-56
  7. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 57-121
  8. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 123-137
  9. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 139-145
  10. Erik Seedhouse
    Pages 147-264
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 265-281

About this book


Forget Hawaii or the Mediterranean. Soon – very soon – you’ll be able to add a much more exotic stamp to your passport: space. How will you get there, what will the trip be like, and how much training will you need? All you need to know is right here in this guide.

Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide supplies all the advice and information you need to make your spaceflight the most rewarding experience of your life. This definitive, real-world guide is packed with helpful facts and suggestions on everything from training, equipment, safety, and in-flight procedures to techniques for avoiding space motion sickness and bone demineralization.

You’ll also find:

• Advice on choosing your training agency

• Techniques for minimizing the risk of space motion sickness

• Information you need to prepare for your medical examination,

training, and flight

• Tips on activities near your training location

And much more.


Commercial Space Pilots Commercial Space Travel Guide Manned Suborbital Flights Medical Requirements for Spaceflight Space Tourism Space Training Agencies SpaceX Flights Spaceflight Industry Tourist Guide to Space Training for Spaceflight Virgin Galactic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.SandefjordNorway

About the authors

Dr. Erik Seedhouse worked as an Astronaut Training Consultant for Bigelow Aerospace in 2005 and wrote their Spaceflight Participants Flight Surgeon’s Manual, the precursor to Tourists in Space. He also developed astronaut-training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace’s Astronaut Training Manual. Dr. Seedhouse is a manned spaceflight consultant and research scientist specializing in environmental life sciences and physiology, the subject in which he obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology while working for the European Space Agency between 1996 and 1998. In 2009, he was one of the final candidates for selection as an astronaut in the CSA’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. He is a certified commercial suborbital astronaut who will fly a payload mission in 2014. He is also Training Director for Astronauts for Hire and between 2008 - 2013, served as Director of Canada’s Manned Centrifuge Operations.

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“The book is written with authority and humour and if you have any interest in going to space it’s a good read. You’ll learn lots.” (Malcolm Gough, The Observatory, Vol. 135 (1246), June, 2015)