Space Tourism

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/11/2005 06:05
  • Ended: 8/13/2005 06:05
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Space Tourism
Contest Directions: Create images of how you see tourism impacting space travel and other space items. Create images of what we might see on the moon or in space (people, places or things)... What companies will join the space program and how might other products adapt to the space travel industry? Your imagination is your only limitation.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/11/2005 06:05
    • Ended: 8/13/2005 06:05
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
20 pictures
  • Moon Shuttle Launch

    Moon Shuttle Launch
  • Homeless Astronaut

    Homeless Astronaut
  • Litter

    Litter
  • Spaceport Graffiti

    Spaceport Graffiti
  • Lunar Chopper

    Lunar Chopper
  • Moon Beach

    Moon Beach
  • Monolith

    Monolith
  • Sin City

    Sin City
  • FN Moonshuttle

    FN Moonshuttle
  • Moon Highway

    Moon Highway
20 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The business that had pioneered commercial space travel by sending tourists to the International Space Station is now planning trips that will take people rocketing around the far side of the moon. The price of the round trip ticket will be $100 million. The first mission could happen as early as 2008 or 2009. it is planned as a stepping stone to an eventual moon landing for tourists. For the first time in history, a private company, Space Adventures, is planning these trips to space. CEO Eric Anderson said his company's plans will inspire people from around the world. Space tourists who traveled to the ISS (International Space Station): The flight of American businessman of Italian origin Dennis Tito onboard the Russian spaceship "Soyuz" to the International space station on April 28, 2001 (returned on May 6) was the beginning of space tourism. Along with Dennis Tito, Kazakhstan's astronaut Talgat Musabayev and Russian flight engineer Yury Baturin formed the crew of the Soyuz TM-32. The second space tourist was Mark Shuttleworth, a businessman from the Republic of South Africa, who traveled to the ISS on April 25, 2002 (returned on May 5). Russian astronaut Yuri Gidzenko and Italian Roberto Vittori were crew members aboard the Soyuz TM-34 along with Mark Shuttleworth. Each space tourist has paid 20 million dollars for space travel to the federal space agency of the Russian Federation. On October 1, 2005, American businessman Gregory Olsen started his space travel to the International space station. They landed on October 10. Initially, he was not allowed to travel to space due to medical reasons but later on, he was given permission. Russian astronaut Valery Tokarev and American astronaut William McArthur were the crew members along side with Olsen on the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7. On September 18, 2006, the first woman and nonprofessional astronaut, an American citizen of Iranian descent, Anousheh Ansari, started her space travel. The landing took place on September 29. 40-year-old Ansari underwent training in Russia and in the Houston centre of NASA. Till the end of August, she was backup for a Japanese businessman Daisuke Enomoto, who was supposed to travel to space but due to health problems, he could not make it. Russian astronaut Mikhail Tyurin and American astronaut Michael Lopez- Algeria were the crew members apart from Ansari on Soyuz TMA-9. The space travel of an American billionaire of Hungarian descent Charles Simonyi started on April 7, 2007. He was the fifth space tourist. The landing took place on the 21st of April. Experiments by request of the European space agency (to study the influence of weightlessness on the blood) and also under his own scientific program (radiation influence) have been planned. Apart from Charles Simonyi, the crew on the Soyuz TMA-10 consisted of Russian astronauts Fyodor Yurchikhin (flight engineer) and Oleg Kotov (Commander of Soyuz). The flight of Richard Garriott was planned in October 2008. "Richard Garriott a son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott becomes the next space tourist and will reach ISS on the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz" in 2008" said a message published on the site Space Adventures. It is underlined, that Garriott Jr. becomes the first second-generation space traveler. And also, he can become the first tourist, who can be entrusted with the tasks of carrying out scientific experiments in orbit from commercial organizations. His backup is 38-year-old Australian businessman Nik Halik.