Building on the success and interest aroused by the first edition, this work has been enriched by a good hundred pages and updated. It is one of the most complete on the subject, not limiting itself to the sole problems of rockets, launches or space techniques, but draws up a real inventory of space tourism by tackling subjects such as the commercialization of flights, space hotels , the ”spaceports”, the economy induced by this form of tourism, the legal and insurance problems, the medical constraints, the ecological impact of this type of trip…
Space tourism since 1954
This work of more than 300 pages traces the history of Space Tourism from 1954, when Thomas Cook, this venerable tour operator launched a “Registration for the Moon” which collected nearly a thousand applications, to November 16, 2022, baptism of the air of the SLS rocket, the most powerful in the world, thus marking the launch of the Artemis 1 mission and the American program to return to the Moon, a prelude to a future journey to Mars
In the era of ”New Space”
…it is THE reference for anyone interested in ”Space Tourism” or wishing to know what it really is. Space Tourism, myth or reality, it’s up to you to get an idea.
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For those who do not yet know Michel Messager
Michel MESSAGER is Associate Director of Consul Tours, a consulting firm working for private and institutional clients in the tourism sectors.
He is the author of several books on Space Tourism: ”Le Tourisme Spatial” for French documentation, ”Histoire du Tourisme Spatial de 1950 à 2020” and ”Tourisme Spatial et Écologie” for Amazon, as well as many articles on the subject. He is currently considered one of the specialists in the field. He speaks frequently on this subject on radio and television, as well as through conferences in many countries, notably in Canada where he resides for a few months a year. He is also one of the founders of the European Institute of Space Tourism, of which he co-chaired with General Alban.
In 2005, then in 2012, he was appointed by the Minister in charge of tourism to the National Tourism Council as Deputy Chairman of the tourist economy section.
In 2016, he received the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of the Legion of Honor.