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Published:October 1989
  • Shinji Matsumoto
  • Yoshihiko Amino
  • Tohru Mitsuhashi
  • Kenji Takagi
  • Hideki Kanayama
Origin:Proceedings of 40th IAF Congress, paper no IAF-89-700.

Because space tourism will play an important role in space exploration, cost simulations were done for second stage space travel, i.e. a short stay at a space station hotel. We have tried to clarify conditions that must be met to successfully operate a hotel in space. The costs to transport construction materials into space is emphasized.

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