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Space Tourism: Face Time with Earth

Doctor's Orders: The Right Stuff for Space Tourists
What's the view like from the edge of space? Here is what SpaceShipOne pilot, Brian Binnie, has in his photo album. He snapped this shot last year on an X Prize run high above the Mojave Spaceport and looking out beyond the southern California coast. (Image credit: Brian Binnie.)

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Leonard David is an award-winning space journalist who has been reporting on space activities for more than 50 years. Currently writing as Space.com's Space Insider Columnist among his other projects, Leonard has authored numerous books on space exploration, Mars missions and more, with his latest being "Moon Rush: The New Space Race" published in 2019 by National Geographic. He also wrote "Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet" released in 2016 by National Geographic. Leonard  has served as a correspondent for SpaceNews, Scientific American and Aerospace America for the AIAA. He was received many awards, including the first Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History in 2015 at the AAS Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium. You can find out Leonard's latest project at his website and on Twitter.