Suborbital: Industry at the Edge of Space

Suborbital: Industry at the Edge of Space

by Erik Seedhouse


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319034843
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/27/2014
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Erik Seedhouse worked as an Astronaut Training Consultant for Bigelow Aerospace in 2005, a company for whom he wrote the Spaceflight Participants Flight Surgeon’s Manual. He also developed astronaut-training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace’s Astronaut Training Manual. Erik is a research scientist specializing in environmental life sciences and physiology, the subject in which he obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology while working for the European Space Agency between 1996 and 1998. In 2009, he was one of the final candidates for selection as an astronaut in the CSA’s Astronaut Recruitment Campaign. He is a certified commercial suborbital astronaut who will fly a payload mission in 2014. He is also Training Director for Astronauts for Hire and for the last four years served as Director of Canada’s Manned Centrifuge Operations.

Table of Contents

The Industry.- Suborbital Spaceflight.- Suborbital Reusable Vehicle Markets.- Training Suborbital Astronauts.-The Operators and Their Vehicles.- The Frontrunners.- Systems under Development.- Launch sites.- The Missions.- Science Missions.- Payload and Tourist Missions.- The Industry Today & Emerging Markets.

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