Space Tourism and India moving towards Astro Travel

WRITTEN BY Divya Bhati
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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.

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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.

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Experience from Space

To obtain a view of the Earth from space, weightlessness, a high-speed experience, an unusual experience, and a scientific contribution.

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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.

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Indian Space Tourism

The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (In-Space) has begun to promote private sector space activities.

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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.

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About In-Space

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.

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The Vision

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.

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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.

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