Space Tourism

@mashizaq thank you for sharing the link!

@Jesse_Nyokabi You are welcome

@ErnieRogers I know what Andy Weir and the likes had proposed is something similar to the use of space tethers and I also acknowledge the fact that the current technology we have is far from making space tethers a reality. However, my breakthrough does not suggest that we make use of space tethers nor to introduce anything further than what the current technology can offer.
What I do propose here is to support developing countries in their Space agendas, which will see them rise to equal the other already developed nations.
If this push makes these developing countries discover that they can use the already existing resources, like Kenya’s Equatorial Range, and easily develop the space tethers or any other far-fetched hypothetical idea, so be it.
After all, we are all in this together and the space economy is so diverse. What we ought to do is encourage partnerships and not rivalry. That is how we shall all rise to become a space-faring species.

The African Space Race - Kenyan Space agenda.
… “Therefore harnessing the potential of the space industry by African states, requires deliberate investment in both the upstream and downstream segments of the sector. Collaboration through foreign funding and public-private partnerships presents an opportunity for the development of Space systems and infrastructure. The private sector can also be supported to make such front investment”


Fantastic! This approach looks highly promising for the future of space exploration.


@Roey That’s right. Kindly share widely and help upvote this Breakthrough. Every vote counts.

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Thank you for sharing @mashizaq

@Jesse_Nyokabi Welcome. We now move to the “Challenges” phase under Challenges and Opportunities in African Space Tourism

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@Roey It sure is promising

Democratizing space means helping all nations gain access to space and its resources. I think it would be great. Space Tourism, as much as i like it, is not the best or largest opportunity for building sustainable future for space for a nation. there are others, like communication, manufacturing, earth observation and research, climate mitigation, etc. that can be lower hanging fruit for a nation to start their presence in the space scene.


@AnoushehAnsari Thank you for taking time to read my Breakthrough. It really means alot. I like that you think that the idea of Space would be great. As an astronaut you are, I acknowledge your advice when you say that Space Tourism is not the best or largest opportunity for building sustainable future for space for a nation.
However, I borrow my idea/concept from Andy Weir.
In his book “Artemis”, he captures Kenya as being…

Having said this, Kenya is fortunate to have her own Space Port
The idea I had in mind was how we can “build sustainable future for space” in the country and I thought that these two key points can be used to come up with a viable product. Currently, the biggest (or one of the biggest) sources of foreign exchange for Kenya is Tourism. Tourism has been an important part of Kenya’s recent history, resulting in the creation of vast national parks and game reserves, the outlawing of hunting, and generating a high percentage of GDP.

If there is a way we can promote the Space economy in the country, I think having some bit of Tourism would really help, whereby as visitors tour the country, we get to inform them that we also have a Space Port and can take them there to see what plans we have as we join the developed nations on the race to the Moon, Mars and Outer Space (and vice versa).

We (as a country) were chosen among other developing nations for the MVA PESC (Participation of Emerging Space Countries) and have plans on how best to participate. Also, I happen to be the President/Founder of Mars Society Kenya; a non-profit organization aimed at informing the general public of the importance of taking care of the environment (in this case - Mars) and with a dream of one day being part of solving problems for humankind on Mars as we endeavor to terraform the ‘Red Planet’.
As part of our mission we have decided to establish a Mars Habitat Simulation Programme / Research Station to be set up in the country. The region is suitable for an MDRS, which will enable both the citizens and any other willing party to practice and experiment on a Martian-like environment, even as we purpose to eventually have a human presence on Mars.
The Habitat (MDRS) can also be used as a scenery worth visiting as part of the touring plan.

Anyway, I am at your mercies here and you may choose to give my Breakthrough the benefit of doubt or not to. I wish to let you know that I am all ears and ready and willing to have the Team of Experts help me come up with the best “lower hanging fruit for a nation to start their presence in the space scene”.
Thank you once again for your continued support.

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Hi Isaac, well done for the proposal, do not forget to include South Africa as your partner -)

Always supporting you Basia Nasiorowska

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@Basia Nice hearing from another African state.
The Breakthrough is generally from an African perspective but we shall need to identify a country for the pilot phase when that time comes. Kindly do share your side of story in support of this breakthrough to keep the conversation going.
Let’s prove that the African continent is ready for the Space race.
Viva #space tourism Africa!!!

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@AnoushehAnsari, @NickOttens, @Shashi, @braintrust Atleast someone believes I have a viable business plan idea.

Jump to pages 36 (section 3.4) and 43 (section G)

Also, watch out for the launch


Excellent one @mashizaq

The efforts to create a sub-orbital flight space tourism business is generally seen as being the first phase of a wide range of new space businesses. These enterprises may include flights to low earth orbit, space walks, stays in private space habitats and dark sky stations maintained at altitude by lighter than aircraft. Beyond these ventures, there could also be commercial flights to and from the International Space Station under contract to NASA as well as private missions to support space sciences, materials research, manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry and even support to a solar power satellite industry. In the longer term, commercial space plane technology might be replaced by other ways to access space such as through the use of nuclear propulsion, tether cables that act as a “slingshot” to lift payloads to higher orbit and even very advanced concepts such as by the construction of a space elevator system.
(George Washington University, SACRI Research Study)

World Space Launch Centers
Until the advent of space commercialization there were only about two dozen major launch sites around the world and these are represented on the map below.
(The site locations can be found in the code key).

(George Washington University, SACRI Research Study)

*** No. 13 is Kenya ***

The New Mombasa Orbital Elevator , commonly known as the Mombasa Tether ,[1][2] was a Space Elevator located at the heart of the East African Protectorate city of New Mombasa on Earth. It was used for lifting heavy ordnance from the surrounding port facilities into a station in geosynchronous orbit at the top of the elevator structure, a transport method much cheaper and more efficient than booster rockets filled with expensive fuel. The company in charge of the management of the space elevator was called New Mombasa Uplift.

We are now live

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My intention was to have a Kenyan / African concept, of course utilizing the resources available. It wasn’t my intention to create rivally / competition to the first XPRIZE. I highly apologize if that seemed to be the case.