Commercial Space Tourism: Impediments to Industrial Development and Strategic Communication Solutions

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The general themes of this analysis of the commercial space tourism industry include three main topics; 1) Benefits of commercial space tourism to numerous stakeholders, 2) The viability of ...
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Conclusion

Pp. 284-295 (12)

Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

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.

Affiliation:

University of New Mexico Member of National Space Society Department of Communication & Journalism USA