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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Pp. 284-295 (12)

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