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Imagine floating in zero gravity while gazing at our beautiful planet Earth majestically rolling right in front of your eyes. Imagine rising Sun and the moon among thousands of stars in perfect silence. Millions of people from around the world would love to have such a wonderful life-enchanting view. Imagine conducting experiments aboard ISS with highly trained NASA Astronauts and Russian Cosmonauts which would benefit humanity by your own hand. With money, technology and human eagerness to know and feel what's up there in Space, one can now-a-days be among those stars - as a Space Tourist.
Space Tourist is a recently coined word for people who travelled to space for pleasure. Space tourist Dennish Tito prefer to call himself on the basis that they carried out scientific experiment as a part of their journey as "independent researcher" while Anousheh Ansari the first woman Space Tourist prefers the term, "private space explorer". Travelling beyond Earth's gravity was not just the province of a select few, but that anyone with drive, determination and at this point in history, a lot of money one could become a Space Traveller.
Space tourism is a fledgling industry, born out of technology and money power, yet driven by the same curiosity and ambition that took humanity to the Space. In Russia, Europe and the United States, private companies are already vying to become space tourism leaders. First Space Tourist- Americas Dennis Anthony Tito, a former scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory who founded an investment management firm and became a multi millionaire was the first Space Tourist. Through an arrangement with a space tourism company Space.
Adventures Ltd., Tito joined Soyuz TM-32 and became the first space tourist on April 28, 2001, spending 7 days, 22 hours, 4 minutes in space and orbited Earth 128 times. Tito performed several scientific experiments in orbit that should be useful for his company and business. Tito paid $20 million for his trip. Virgin Galactic is one of the companies at the forefront of space tourism tourismhttp://www.virgingalactic.com/