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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


In and Out of Cuba

An Illegal Trip Turns into a Financial Nightmare By Mark Loftin When my friend, Ron, and myself first mentioned Cuba as a possible day trip during our stay in Cancun, Mexico, we laughed like it was nothing more than a joke. But the risk had an allure all of it’s own. The word “Cuba” kept… 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


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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