|Title:||Entertainment in the stars|
|Authors:||Simon Jenner, Author|
|Material Type:||ISU Individual Project|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2020|
|Size:||1 online resource (65 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
What would you do in space? Most likely you would want to experience the microgravity environment, and look down on Earth from the blackness of space. After that, however, what else would you want to do as you orbit the Earth?
This research project seeks to answer the question, What next?. Once a paying customer makes it to orbit, experiences the thrill of weightlessness, the Overview Effect, What next?. There is little available research discussing the options for activities for a space traveler staying at an orbital destination. In order to determine what activities would be most important, a number of interviews were conducted with people connected with the space industry, including future private astronauts. This was supplemented by a survey which allowed respondents to select their most desired experience.
This data was compared to previous literature, and for the activities most preferred by respondents, an analysis was undertaken to understand how readily this experience could be delivered.
Recommendations for future work have been provided, and the author has provided some speculation on the impact that the current COVID-19 global pandemic may have on the commercial space travel industry.
|ISU program :||Master of Space Studies|
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