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Dirk C. Gibson
The final chapter of this work served three main purposes. Initially, a brief
summary of the overall book was presented. Next a series of major conclusions derived
from this study were discussed. One section of this chapter addressed some caveats and
limitations pertaining to this historical/critical analysis of commercial space tourism and
the accompanying strategic communication. A postscript provided an update on recent
related space policy developments.
Astronomy research, broadcasting, caveat, credibility campaign,
commercial communication, empirical data, environmental consequences of space
tourism, historical/critical method, inadequate transportation technology,
influencing perceptions, inherent subjectivity, investment shortfall, legal liability,
profit projections, public referendum campaign, restrictive standards, Russian
space tourism, space policy, stakeholder education, stakeholder reconciliation.
University of New Mexico Member of National Space Society Department of Communication & Journalism USA