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#1 2018-04-09 15:09:53

louis
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Lunar tourism coming soon - policy on Apollo sites

The US Government is clearly concerned about protecting the historically significant Apollo sites:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/ … ing-sites/

To me that suggests that lunar tourism can't be that far away.


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#2 2018-04-09 17:08:08

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Re: Lunar tourism coming soon - policy on Apollo sites

Which also includes protecting the first foot prints not just the LM and other gear that was installed so many years ago.

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#3 2021-05-21 03:32:58

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Re: Lunar tourism coming soon - policy on Apollo sites

It most likely will become a thing but for now the greatest journey tourists have done so far is LEO

Space tourist Yusaku Maezawa wants ideas for what to do in space
https://www.space.com/space-tourist-yus … ight-ideas
Space tourism: when could we plan a trip to cosmos?
https://www.aerotime.aero/27916-space-t … -to-cosmos

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#4 2021-05-21 16:21:28

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Re: Lunar tourism coming soon - policy on Apollo sites

I predict it will be a "thing" within 5-10 years.

They may have to protect the footprints in some sort of transparent plastic coating I think. 

Obviously at some point an Apollo 11 Museum will be built near the site which will show artefacts, replicas and video. I think it will be quite a moving experience when you see it from the viewpoint of Armstrong and Aldrin - so far away from home with such "primitive" technology.
It will be the centrepiece of a lunar holiday.

Mars_B4_Moon wrote:

It most likely will become a thing but for now the greatest journey tourists have done so far is LEO

Space tourist Yusaku Maezawa wants ideas for what to do in space
https://www.space.com/space-tourist-yus … ight-ideas
Space tourism: when could we plan a trip to cosmos?
https://www.aerotime.aero/27916-space-t … -to-cosmos


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#5 2021-05-21 17:23:33

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Re: Lunar tourism coming soon - policy on Apollo sites

tourism to LEO is no where near the cost or risk as compared to the moon.

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#6 2022-10-12 08:37:17

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Re: Lunar tourism coming soon - policy on Apollo sites

Space tourist Dennis Tito books two seats to the moon on SpaceX Starship

https://www.space.com/dennis-tito-spacex-starship-moon

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