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International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.

Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. Nasa will send you an email with a time and place when the International Space Station (ISS) will be overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane. The timing will be down to the exact minute, so it is very easy to spot. I even used a pair of binoculars that got at Goodwill.



The universe’s most amazing photo

5 years later and this is still the most amazing image I have ever seen, the most faraway reaches of our universe ever photographed. In this tiny pinprick of one of the darkest regions of the sky, are 10,000 galaxies.


A true space pioneer: Dennis Tito

Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia I LOVE SPACE! This week I had the pleasure of welcoming home a true space pioneer: Dennis Tito. About two dozen of us gathered at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Wednesday afternoon to… Continue Reading


Adventures of a Space Tourist in Las Vegas

TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars The most interesting aspect of the conference was not on the official agenda-it was the schmoozing. While the formal presentations are always informative, it’s the informal discussions where the action happens at any of these… Continue Reading


Space Renaissance Man: John S. Spencer

TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars John S. Spencer is a true renaissance man for the millennium. He’s an architect, real estate developer, master planner, and a visionary pioneer of “The Design Frontier” with a fierce passion for creating humanity’s future… Continue Reading


Space Programs YOU Can Join

TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars If you’ve got a yen for space travel, but you’ve been too busy to sign up for astronaut training, here are some space programs you can join now. There are many organizations that you can… Continue Reading


Search for Extraterrestrial Life From Your Home

By Robert Foote The imfamous grey alien. For thousands of years, humans have looked towards the heavens in wonder — perhaps inspired, perhaps afraid, but always in awe, always questioning: Who created all this? What’s out there? Are we alone in the universe? Will we ever break free of our little world and find answers… Continue Reading


Move over ClubMed – here comes ClubMir

Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Although some consider it more “Motel 6” than “ClubMed,” the Mir space station is being resurrected and transformed into the first tourist destination in space. “ClubMir” is now commercially available to international users who seek… Continue Reading


To The Stars

Welcome to my space tourism column! Introduction By Brook E. Mantia Dennis Tito: A true space pioneer 2001-05-15 Adventures of a Space Tourist in Las Vegas 2000-08-06 Space Renaissance Man: John S. Spencer 2000-06 Space Programs YOU Can Join 2000-05 Move over ClubMed – here comes ClubMir! 2000-03


Welcome to my space tourism column!

TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars Space has always been the domain of astronauts, rocket scientists, and assorted “experts” who have the “Right Stuff.” NASA has guarded the gates of space like jealous priests before the temple, where only those judged… Continue Reading


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