December 30, 2021 8:24 pm
It's been a year of astronomical achievements. Here is proof.
December 12, 2021 4:49 pm
Astronaut wings are pins that are given to individuals who fly to space in private spacecraft. The US Federal Aviation Administration has said that instead of issuing astronaut wings, it will now recognize on its website individuals who reach space.
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.