"NASA HQ Library Artifact and Miniature Collection" by Brownpau via Flickr Creative CommonsRecommended reading

Destination Space: Making Science Fiction a Reality by Kenny Kemp
This book outlines how the emerging space tourism industry is evolving, particular with Spaceship One and Virgin Galactic. The book gets up close and personal with some of the new heroes and pioneers of space tourism.
Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider’s Guide to the New Science of Space Travel by Edward Belbruno
Written by an astrophysicist and NASA consultant, this book aims to describe how we can fly to space without using the outrageous amounts of fuel that are normally attributed used, and what that could mean to future space travel.
The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement by David Schrunk, Burton Sharpe, Bonnie L. Cooper, Madhu Thangavelu
The best book out there on lunar development. Describes how in the coming century we can establish permanent human settlements on the moon and what we can do in the meantime to lay the groundwork.
Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space by Michael Belfiore
The business plans, entrepreneurs, companies, and pioneers in private space travel are explored here, as are what they hope to be offering to space tourists in the near future.
The Space Tourist’s Handbook: Where to Go, What to See, and How to Prepare for the Ride of Your Life by Eric C. Anderson and Joshua Piven
Space Adventures CEO illustrates in this guide how to prepare for space flight in much the same way he prepares billionaires to do so. Provided are step-by-step instructions for liftoff, sleeping in weightless environments, using the "vacuum toilet" on the spacecraft, and living in zero gravity.
Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide by Erik Seedhouse
The new world of private space flight is explored from new technologies, spacecraft capabilities, launch vehicles and the training and commitment that space tourists must have. Call it a manual for future Sub-Orbital and Orbital private space explorers.

Useful Websites

NASA (http://www.nasa.gov)
This fantastic website describes everything going on in the world of NASA including developments in space travel, goings on at the space station, the history of the association, launch information, and feature articles on space related things. The site is highly interactive and there are loads multimedia tools such as photos, videos, live feeds, mission coverage, a kid’s club, games, blogs, and podcasts.
Russian Space Web (http://www.russianspaceweb.com)
Website dedicated to news and history of Astronautics in the former USSR with photos, timelines, background on the spacecrafts, and listings on notable figures.
Space.com (http://www.space.com)
A one stop website for everything you could ever want to know about Outer Space and Space Travel. News feeds, feature articles, blogs, stargazing updates, background data, images, interviews, forums, videos, space related movie reviews, loads of multimedia displays, and much, much, more.
The Space Review (http://www.thespacereview.com)
Essays and commentary about the Final Frontier. This ezine has in-depth articles, commentary, and reviews regarding all aspects of space exploration: science, technology, policy, business, and more.

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