Space Tourism Society

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The Space Tourism Society (STS) was founded in 1996. It is the first organization specifically focused on the space tourism industry.

Their stated goals, quoted from their website:

"To conduct the research,
build public desire,
and acquire the financial and political power
to make space tourism available
to as many people as possible
as soon as possible."

STS has chapters in Japan, Norway, Canada, Malaysia, India, Russia and the United Kingdom,[citation needed] and is an organization member of the Alliance for Space Development.[1] The STS is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the USA. STS aims to provide the vision and voice for the evolution of humanity off-world in a humane, fun, and beautiful direction. STS was created to inspire people to build real products for future use in space.[citation needed]


As of July 2013, the president of the society, John Spencer, is designing a 91 metres (300 ft) space yacht aimed for cruising in Earth orbit.[2]

See also


  • Popular Science[3]
  • Otto2010[4]
  • SpencerRugg2004[5]
  • Harris2008[6]
  • BonifaceCooper2009[7]
  1. ^ ASD Members, Alliance for Space Development, retrieved March 4, 2015
  2. ^ Dietrich-Egensteiner, Will (2013-07-23). "Here's What Your $5 Billion Space Yacht Could Look Like". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  3. ^ Bonnier Corporation (November 2000). Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation. pp. 66, 70. ISSN 0161-7370. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  4. ^ Matthias Otto (September 2010). Feasibility Study and Future Projections of Suborbital Space Tourism at the Example of Virgin Galactic. GRIN Verlag. pp. 51–59. ISBN 978-3-640-69520-1. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  5. ^ John Spencer; Karen L. Rugg (1 September 2004). Space tourism: do you want to go?. Apogee Books. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-894959-08-7. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  6. ^ Philip Robert Harris (1 October 2008). Space enterprise: living and working offworld in the 21st century. Springer. pp. 305–306, 463. ISBN 978-0-387-77639-2. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  7. ^ Brian G. Boniface; Chris Cooper (20 March 2009). Worldwide Destinations and Companion Book of Cases Set. Elsevier. pp. 98–99. ISBN 978-1-85617-669-9. Retrieved 21 February 2012.

External links

  • Space tourism Society

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