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The turn of the millennium has brought a new dimension to the Space Age -one that was undreamed of only a few years ago. Thanks to a heady mix of new technology and visionary entrepreneurs, space tourism is now a reality that is set to take off dramatically in the near future. In this entertaining and fully-illustrated presentation, Newport's Fred Watson outlines what we might see as space tourism evolves into a mainstream branch of the industry. He argues that the new venture is not merely a fashionable diversion for the very rich, but a necessary step in humankind's emergence as a spacefaring species. He also sees environmental benefits for our own planet.