September 03, 2021 10:19 am
The FAA confirmed on Wednesday that it was investigating a deviation in the descent of the flight of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane that carried British billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space on July 11.
August 10, 2021 9:22 pm
Kerala-based media entrepreneur and travel chronicler Santhosh George Kulangara is set to fulfil his dream of travelling to space as part of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic mission, rejuvenated after a few hiccups along the way. Kulangara was the first Indian to be selected to join the team as a paid tourist way back in 2007.
August 06, 2021 6:37 pm
Apart from Virgin Galactic, companies including Virgin Atlantic, SpaceX, XCOR Aerospace, Blue Origin and Armadillo Aerospace are working on providing space tourism services to people.
July 27, 2021 2:05 pm
On the same day that Bezos made his trip to space, the FAA added a new requirement for the astronaut wings: “Demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human spaceflight safety.”
July 22, 2021 3:21 pm
The trip in the spacecraft, which ignited its BE-3 engines for liftoff from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One facility, lasted for about 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
July 21, 2021 8:09 pm
The voyage lasted about 10 minutes 20 seconds and flew 107 km above the planet's surface.
July 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launch Live Updates: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight is expected to go about 106km high.
July 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Branson’s Virgin Galactic flight reached a height of 86km while Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight went about 107km high.
July 20, 2021 10:24 am
Blue Origin is aiming for the rocket to take off at 9 a.m. Eastern time (6.30 pm IST). The date coincides with the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
July 20, 2021 10:13 am
The capsule is entirely automated, unlike Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic rocket plane that required two pilots to get him to space and back a week ago.