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Adventures in Space

Posted on: Jan 9, 2009 @ 3:19:53 pm

New Exhibit at the Rosen Library:

Adventures in Space: The Future of Tourism

In recent years many events have brought human space flight, outside of space agencies such as NASA, into the present. After a long history of government-sponsored space exploration, the first “space tourist,” Dennis Tito, rode a Russian Soyuz spaceship to the International Space Station on April 28, 2001, at a cost of $20 Million US dollars.

In the coming years plans are being made to create all types of orbital and suborbital crafts as well as a space station or two to be used by human tourists. The “desire for new experiences” and the ability of more people to afford such luxuries will contribute to the push for these technologies to be made more widely available.

For an "out of this world" experience, come check out the Adventures in Space exhibit at the Rosen Library, on display throughout the Spring semester.

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