Faculty Advisor

Dixon, Anthony G.

Abstract

The feasibility of obtaining a profit from the International Space Station is examined. Current and future transportation methods and the prospects of manufacturing, tourism, and research in space are discussed, showing that it is currently impractical to generate a profit from the ISS due to considerable initial and transportation costs, a restricted timeframe and limited benefits from such ventures.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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