In May 2001, billionaire Dennis Tito made history as the first “space tourist”-he’s the guy who paid $20 million to travel to the International Space Station. Since that landmark voyage, many others have followed in his footsteps-all courtesy of Space Adventures, the first travel agency devoted exclusively to outer space.
But before you can blast off, there’s plenty to learn. In this illustrated handbook, Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson gives would-be space tourists the exact same training program that he gives to the billionaires. Here are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping in weightless environments, using the “vacuum toilet” on the spacecraft, living in zero gravity, and much more. It’s all so informative, the instructors at Space Adventures are already integrating this handbook into their lesson plans.
With more than 25 illustrations (and a special full-color section showing popular vacation “destinations”), The Space Tourist’s Handbook is fascinating reading for amateur astronauts of all ages.
ERIC ANDERSON is the president and CEO of Space Adventures, Ltd. He resides in Washington, D.C.
JOSHUA PIVEN is coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.
- Paperback ISBN: 9781594740664
- Book Dimensions:5 1/2 x 7 1/2
- Page Count:192
- Release Date:January 1, 2006
- 18 and up