Lunar Tourism: Catalyst for Jumpstarting a Cislunar Economy

The University of Southern California ASTE527 Graduate Space Concepts Studio within the Department of Astronautical Engineering and in the Graduate Space Architecture Seminar in the School of Architecture presented a lunar tourism paper.

Space Experience Tourism might be “low hanging fruit” that will spur on the development of a self-sustaining space economy in the near term, opening the doors to several other space applications that are waiting in the wing to make humanity a truly space-faring species.

The paper reviewed various lunar development and lunar tourism work like space taxis and orbital hotels and the use of lava tubes.

Nextbigfuture notes that the lunar development analysis needs to be adjusted to include the new SpaceX Super Heavy Starship.