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US bars Virgin Galactic rocket plane flights pending mishap probe

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.

Shelling out Rs 1.8 crore for trip, but it’s truly worth it: Man who could be India's first space tourist

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.

Explained: What tourists can expect to pay to go to space

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.

Is Jeff Bezos an astronaut now?

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.”

Watch: Jeff Bezos and crew pass Skittles to one another on Blue Origin flight

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.

Jeff Bezos carries out Blue Origin's inaugural space voyage

July 21, 2021 8:09 pm

The voyage lasted about 10 minutes 20 seconds and flew 107 km above the planet's surface.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launch Live Updates: New Shepard safely lands after historic flight

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.

Space tourism: Difference between flights of Branson, Bezos and Musk

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.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket launch: How to watch

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.

Explained: How Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos will soar into space

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.