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Little Love For Space Tourism at AAAS

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 17, 2008
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There could be some hard times ahead for space tourism entrepreneurs, according to experts at a recent symposium in Boston sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The experts – who included former astronaut Kathy Sullivan, Roald Sagdeev of the University of Maryland-College Park, and Buzz Aldrin’s son Alvin – questioned whether there are enough potential tourists to support the industry. Companies could hit a ceiling where high costs and a small market will prevent it from growing any larger.

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