What is Space Tourism?
It's a niche segment of the aviation industry that seeks to provide tourists with the opportunity to become astronauts and experience space travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes.
Types of space tourism
High-altitude jet fighter flights, atmospheric zero-gravity flights, short-duration suborbital flights, and longer-duration orbital trips into space are the four types of space tourism.
Experience from Space
To obtain a view of the Earth from space, weightlessness, a high-speed experience, an unusual experience, and a scientific contribution.
The ongoing Astro Tourism
In the space tourism sector, only high-altitude jet fighter flights and atmospheric zero-gravity flights are currently commercially available to tourists.
Indian Space Tourism
The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (In-Space) has begun to promote private sector space activities.
Two early birds for Astro Tourism
They recently shared to launch their payloads: Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd. from Hyderabad and Digantara Research & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. from Bangalore are the first to mark this new beginning.
It is a self-contained, independent nodal agency within the Department of Space (DoS). Pawan Kumar Goenka, a former Mahindra & Mahindra managing director, has been appointed chairperson of In-Space.
The agency, which was established in 2020, aims to popularise, authorise, monitor, and supervise the space activities of non-governmental private entities (NGPEs) in India.
The New Age Tourism
Astro Tourism is now also a pleasurable pastime for anyone to gaze at the stars, whether through observatories or dedicated dark sky reserves.