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Hazards of Space Travel A Tourist's Guide

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ISBN-10: 1400065976

ISBN-13: 9781400065974

Edition: 2007

Authors: Neil F. Comins

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" I didn' t think about the dangers before going into space, but now I realize how hazardous it is!" - Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space With the opening of the International Space Station at the start of this century and Richard Branson' s Virgin Galactic company planning to take people above the Earth' s atmosphere next year, widespread space travel will soon leave the realm of science fiction. Tourist trips to the Moon, asteroids, comets, Mars, and beyond are likely to become available in the next fifty years. But space isn' t Cancu n. Travelers will live life on a razor' s edge, faced with potential disasters, from the thunderous liftoff to the unpredictable…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Neil F. Comins is the author of What if the Moon Didn't Exist?He has contributed numerous articles to Astronomymagazine and has appeared on radio and television. He is professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine.