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Expedition 2 Bids Farewell to Their Home in Space.
August 21, 2001 -
Beyond Tito: Measuring the Demand for Space Tourism
Expedition 2 Bids Farewell to Their Home in Space
Britain Working on Response to asteroid Threat
BEYOND TITO: MEASURING THE DEMAND FOR SPACE TOURISM
Dennis Tito's visit to the International Space Station in April seemed to some to herald a new era of space tourism, but who will follow him into space, and when? Professor Geoffrey Crouch, Chair of Tourism Marketing at La Trobe University in Australia, says that public space travel won't become a reality unless it is underpinned by extensive and rigorous research into market demand. He talks to Jennifer Laing about his background, interest in space and views on the future of space tourism and the research challenges it poses.
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EXPEDITION 2 BIDS FAREWELL TO THEIR HOME IN SPACE
The Space Shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station earlier today after being connected for the past 8 days. The shuttle, carrying four astronauts as well as the crew of Expedition 2, undocked at 1452 GMT (10:52am EDT), and circled the station twice before departing. Discovery is expected to land in Florida on Wednesday.
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BRITAIN WORKING ON RESPONSE TO asteroid THREAT
British Science Minister David Sainsbury released details today about a research centre in the works that will help increase public understanding of the threat of Near Earth Asteroids. The government hopes to open the centre in early next year with $360,000 of funds provided for the next three years of operation.
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