- Background Information
- General background in formations about space ships that catches attention
- More particular background in formations leadingthat leads to the development of the space ships for space tourism
- Thesis statement
- This is covered in the statement of the topic and major topic of interest at the end.
- Support Paragraph One
- Thesis statement introduces the Spaceship One
- Support Ideas
- Reasons for use of space ship one as space vehicle. Details of space ship one and properties.
- More details about space ship one
- Summary of the property of the space ship one.
- Support Paragraph Two
- Thesis statement introduces White Knight
- Supporting Ideas
- Reasons,details and facts about White Knight
- Additional information and further transition about White Knight and properties of the space vehicle.
- Summary of the details of White Knight
- Support Paragraph Three
- Issues of quality requirement of Space Vehicle
- Government support on the development to the development of Space vehicle.
- Reasons why government does not give support.
- Support Paragraph Four
- Significance of good transport
- Supporting Ideas
- Impacts of good pilots
- Additional information on how to have the best pilots
- Conclusion on how to have the best pilots
- Summary and reviewof key areas talked about in the article
- Concluding thoughts about development of space vehicle.
- WORK CITED
Development of new space vehicles for future space tourism
There have been various developments of new space vehicles to meet future space tourism. Since the first man landed on the space, lots of people have developed an interest to travel and witness the beauty of the galaxy. The economic constraints have been the greatest challenge to all who wish to travel to space. Researchers have therefore focused their energy and time on trying to develop vehicles that can be used for space tourism. The research aims at developing space vehicles for commercial use. These space vehicles have to be usable to be economical for space tourism. Despite the fact that, governments have always allocated a very small amount of capital for developing such vehicles, the researchers have not been discouraged even an inch (Webber 138-143). This paper discusses the various ways they have come up with a variety of space vehicles for future space tourism.
One of the best spaceships ever designed is the ‘Spaceship one.’ This rocket is capable of cruising into very high altitudes of up to 100 km. Spaceship one has unique structures such as aircraft like quality glide, landing, and boost. The ship is also stable even in high drag, especially when entering the atmosphere. These features enable low thermal loads for the vehicle. This high-class ship also uses three a three-way control system. These systems are cold gas RCS, manual-subsonic and electric-supersonic. Moreover, its motor system is exceptional in being nontoxic and by using a liquid nitrous oxide fuel hybrid system of propulsion. The pilot of the space ship is provided by guideline information on how to manually control the space vehicle with avionics onboard. The avionic onboard is equally critical while taking off or landing and also in keeping health records. All data of the vehicle are submitted to mission control system by the telemeters and unit stores.
The other space vehicle intended to cruise through space while talking people for a space tour is White Knight. The aircraft is intended for high altitude missions. It has a high thrust to weight ratio and massive speed brakes thus giving way for easier space flight maneuvers such as approach, boost, and landing. It qualifies for a high class training of space pilots. Its features include about 7000lbs carriage and launch payload, 6400 internal fuel capacity, ability to cruise above 53,000 Feet.It is also able to defog windows and remove humidity, well built two crew doors and sealed windows, three axes electric trim with a manual flight control and dual bus electrical power among others (Travail et.al 2-8).
Quality of ships
The ships developed for space tourism must always be of good quality and be able to have almost zero accidents. This has created the need for the highest quality development of the ships. With high quality, the cost also escalates. The challenge for developing these ships, however, has been stable sources of funds. The materials are expensive, and the researchers always look for funding from their government. The governments have however been reluctant in sponsoring the development of these space ships (Peeters 1625-1632).
The best way that would be used to sustain the momentum of the space tourism established by the spaceship success would be by having good pilots. A space tourist vehicle developed should the incorporation of a pilot. Incorporating a pilot would result in substantial lower tourist costs, which would satisfy the psychological passenger needs. It would also help in minimizing the catastrophic accidents probabilities from which space tourism industries would face difficulties in recovering. Despite the fact that safety maintenance involves team effort, having the flight controllers and mechanics would equally be vital. The pilots would be a visible reassurance face to the passengers. Space tourism industries would need to hire the pilots with great experiences and high training levels so to reduce the time and cost needed in the creation of pilots for proficient space tourism and safety improvement. The major source of highly qualified pilots would likely be single-engine fighter and test pilots and airline pilots with fighter experiences (Reddy et.al 1093-1100).
There would be a need for extensive training programs. As rapid growth in space tourism continues, the great need for highly skilled pilots would also grow. Providing training for various suborbital pilot pools would be a unique challenge because of the simulation difficulties, varying flight profiles high operation costs, and very distinct variations from the standard atmospheric flights. The training programs would require tailoring according to the aircraft type being used, available training devices and the backgrounds for the pilots (Bensoussa 1633-1638).
The new space vehicles have had various major developments in order to meet the needs of future space tourism. People all over the world have interest in exploiting the space. In the initial years, space exploration has been for governments and researchers who travel to understand the space. With their research and finding, many have gained interest in going to see the space. This is because of discoveries that the outer space can also support life. The spacecraft technology has focused on scientific research of outer space. The ships being developed must have the capability to withstand the conditions of the outer space. In a nutshell, the ships should act as earth away from the real earth. The conditions of temperature, humidity, and light should not vary from that of the earth. The vehicles must also have an inbuilt system of oxygen gas that would supply the tourists with gas till they come back. In the space tour normally death should never occur. The tour should be as fun and informative as possible.
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