Sustainable space tourism

New destinations, new challenges

Authored by: David Timothy Duval , C. Michael Hall

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415662482
eBook ISBN: 9780203072332
Adobe ISBN: 9781135099145

10.4324/9780203072332.ch37

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Abstract

Space tourism is the temporary movement of people for non-military and scientific reasons beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. The Kármán line, at an altitude of 100 km (62 miles) above sea level, is conventionally used as the start of outer space for regulatory purposes, such as the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty.

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