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How to Plan a Bryce Canyon National Park Stargazing Trip

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Megan Johnson

Bryce Canyon is one of the more underrated national parks in Utah, according to many travelers. It’s often overshadowed by its extremely popular neighbor, Zion National Park. While Bryce Canyon might seem like it doesn’t have as much to offer, it definitely does. From hiking among the hoodoos to stargazing at night, Bryce Canyon has it all, including one of …

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How to Plan a Blue Ridge Mountains Stargazing Trip

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Heide Brandes

I’ve always had a romanticized notion of the Blue Ridge Mountains that run from North Carolina through Virginia. The rolling green mountains are a far cry from the rolling fawn-colored plains and rusty hills of my home state of Oklahoma. I’ve dreamed of the day when my battered hiking shoes would walk the Appalachian Trail, which weaves 2,190-miles through the …

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Astrophotography Tips: How to Shoot Photos of the Night Sky

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

Whether this is your first visit to Space Tourism Guide, or you’ve been reading along as we share space tourism tips around the world, you’ve probably noticed: we almost always try to provide tips on how to document your experiences. In the age of digital photography, Instagram, and the desire to capture everything, it’s important to document your stargazing trip, aurora …

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A Definitive History of Space Tourism & Human Spaceflight

In Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

The path to easy, commercial access to space has been much longer and complicated than most people realize. If you’ve landed on this post, you’re probably curious what space tourism is, and how long it’s been going on. Space tourism is commercial activity related to space: whether that’s going to space as a tourist, watching a rocket launch, going stargazing, …

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28 Outer Space Gifts for the Future Space Tourist

In Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

These are the coolest gifts we could find. No nerdy or cheap options here! When it comes time to shop for your favorite fan of outer space, there are a lot of gifts to choose from. The range goes from ‘cheesy’ to ‘technical’ quickly, and it’s hard to spot exactly which gifts fall in the ‘cool’ range of the spectrum. …

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What is Space Tourism? Here’s the New Definition.

In Featured, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

The Solar Eclipse is one of the Year’s Biggest Events — Yes, it’s Space Tourism. August 21, 2017. If you’re a space fan, you know what’s happening on this date. For the first time since 1979, US citizens will see a solar eclipse in its full glory — the shadow of the sun will cross diagonally from Oregon to South Carolina for about two-and-a-half minutes. …

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9 Freakin’ Cool Ways You Can Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in August

In Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘how’ you’ll be experiencing this year’s biggest space tourism event! The Great American Solar Eclipse is coming up soon! In less than three months, space enthusiasts around the word will gather along the path of totality in states along the line from Oregon to South Carolina. If you haven’t yet made arrangements for …