Mr. Samuel Coniglio

Samuel Coniglio is the Space Tourism Society Vice President, www.spacetourismsociety.org, Space Frontier Foundation, Advocate, www.space-frontier.org. His space organization photographs are posted at Sam's Photography: www.samsphotography.net and www.flickr.com/photos/spacemansam. Samuel Coniglio is also a photographer, designer, and promoter for the space tourism industry. His photographs document the evolution of the private space industry, focusing on the pioneers and their vehicles. In 2004 he photographed the flight of Space Ship One, the winner of the $10 million international Ansari X PRIZE competition. His photographs have been used by 60 Minutes, the California Space Authority, Yuri's Night, X PRIZE Foundation, National Space Society, Robotics Society of America, and ROBOT magazine. He designs robots and other products for the zero gravity lifestyle, including the world's first zero-gravity martini glass. Samuel is Vice President of the Space Tourism Society, which promotes the nascent space tourism industry, and an Advocate member of the Space Frontier Foundation, which promotes free trade in orbit. Since 1997, he has presented papers, run conferences and conducted seminars on space tourism in the USA, Great Britain, and Germany. Samuel's current projects include the Orbital Design Challenge, a global competition to create interiors and a lifestyle for the Bigelow Aerospace Nautilus orbital habitat. He is writing a book called "Specific Impulse: A photographic view of the private space travel movement."

Broadcast 789 (Special Edition)

Sam Coniglio was the guest for this Space Show program. We began our discussion talking about space tourism and specifically the Space Tourism Society (www.spacetourismsociety.org). Sam told us about the work of the organization and the upcoming Orbital Design Challenge which is designed to be a competition to create interiors and a lifestyle for the Bigelow Aerospace Nautilus orbital habitat. You can get more information about this challenge at the Space Tourism Society website as well as by listening to this discussion.

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