Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

space tourism


The future of space tourism is now. Well, not quite

May 13, 2022 5:05 pm

Less than a year after Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson kicked off a commercial space race by blasting into the upper atmosphere within weeks of each other last summer, the global space tourism market is skyrocketing, with dozens of companies now offering reservations for everything from zero-pressure balloon trips to astronaut boot camps and simulated zero-gravity flights

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

September 16, 2021 10:34 am

The SpaceX Inspiration4 flight is expected to last about three days from launch to splashdown in the Atlantic, mission officials said.

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

September 14, 2021 1:12 pm

The crew vehicle, dubbed Resilience, was set for liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a five-hour targeted launch window that opens at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

Teenager to fly with Bezos in inaugural space tourism flight

July 16, 2021 12:37 pm

Oliver Daemen is working to obtain his pilot's license and is set to attend the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands to study physics and innovation management in September.

Branson vs Bezos: Two billionaires race to ride their own rockets into space

July 09, 2021 3:23 pm

Branson is due to take off on July 11 from New Mexico and Bezos departs on July 20 from West Texas.

Explained: What does SpaceShipTwo’s first crewed test flight mean for space tourism?

December 13, 2020 8:43 am

Saturday’s flight will mark the first crewed flight of the rocket-powered spacecraft that eventually aims to carry tourists to space, which the company claims will start in 2021.

Virgin Galactic Unveils a Spaceship Cabin Fit for the Very Rich

July 29, 2020 12:55 pm

Virgin Galactic plans to fly five spaceships in coming years and to expand internationally.

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

March 24, 2015 6:11 pm

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.

Virgin Galactic looks to resume tests in 2015

November 06, 2014 5:04 am

The head of the space tourism company says test flights could resume as early as next summer.

Space tourism won't hurt atmosphere: Branson

May 13, 2013 1:10 am

over 500 people have already reserved seats for a minutes-long suborbital flight on SS2