space tourism

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space tourism (uncountable)

  1. Space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes.
    • 1997 July 18, Roger Collis, “Space Tourism:Ready for Liftoff?”, in International Herald Tribune[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Don't pack your bags yet. But serious people in the aerospace and travel industry are taking the idea of space tourism seriously. Pundits predict that the first space tourists could be in orbit by 2005.
  2. (dated) Sightseeing and travel to sites related to the space program.
    • 1994 July 18, quoting Debbi Land, “On the Space Nostalgia Frontier in Florida”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      All of the space tourism has suffered because of a lack of interest in the space program.


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