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Topic: Space Tourism

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

LOOK: First-Ever Photos Of Blue Origin's Space Tourism Shepard Capsule Revealed

This is what Blue Origin’s astronaut experience looks like. Jeff Bezos releases first photos revealing the sleek interiors of the New Shepard crew capsule bound for space.

Space April 1, 2017

SpaceX Taking 2 Passengers To Moon In 2018, Here Are The Probables

On Feb. 27 Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will be taking two private citizens on its 2018 moon mission. With several names like James Cameron, Richard Branson popping up, one has to wait for the official names to be revealed.

Space March 6, 2017

Book A Holiday On The Moon For $10,000: Moon Express Founder Says Lunar Flights Possible By 2026

The moon could be the target destination of romantic couples ten years from now. Moon Express founder Naveen Jain said space tourists may possibly land on lunar surface for just $10,000.

Space December 4, 2016

FAA Grants Virgin Galactic License For SpaceShipTwo Craft That Will Carry Tourists To Space

The FAA granted Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic operating license for its SpaceShipTwo craft. The license may eventually pave way for commercial flights that will bring tourists to low Earth orbit.

Space August 3, 2016

Blue Origin Successfully Launches and Lands Reusable Rocket For The Fourth Time

Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin succeeded in launching and landing its New Shepard rocket on Sunday, June 19. This marks the fourth time the space company was able to safely carry out the maneuver using its reusable rocket.

Space June 20, 2016

This Is How Virgin Galactic Makes Its Spaceship Unity Safer

Virgin Galactic assures that its new Spaceship Unity is much safer than its predecessor. The spaceflight company has tweaked a few safety features inside the new spaceship.

Space February 22, 2016

Virgin Galactic Rolls Out New SpaceShipTwo Space Tourism Rocket

With the second version of the SpaceShipTwo unveiled, Virgin Galactic is back in the game. Even after a few setbacks after the events of 2014, the company is still serious about making space tourism a reality.

Space February 19, 2016

$33.31 : How Much Buzz Aldrin Spent For Apollo 11 Mission To The Moon

Some people may be willing to shell out large sums of money to go to space but Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon, only spent a little over $33 for the historic manned lunar flight.

Space August 5, 2015

Final Frontier Design's Next-Generation Space Suits

Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev are the cutting-edge design duo behind Final Frontier Design, a small Brooklyn-based company that creates space suits for NASA and commercial space travel and is developing space-age gloves, jackets, headgear and compression garments for terrestrial use.

FUTURE TECH July 31, 2015

Soprano Sarah Brightman Postpones Plans To Sing In Space

Sarah Brightman cancelled her plans to sing aboard the International Space Station. What drove the singer to cancel her flight?

Space May 13, 2015

Astronauts Explain Why Everyone Should Go To Space

Astronauts returning from space often echo each other in one thing: everyone should go to space at least once in their lifetimes. Now, with the advent of commercial space travel, that's a possibility.

Geek November 25, 2014

Virgin Galactic CEO: Space Tourism Industry Presses On

Virgin Galactic head says crash of SpaceShipTwo won't stop company from going ahead with space tourism plans. New vehicle will be ready in a few months, CEO George Whitesides promises.

Space November 14, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash: Surviving pilot had a miraculous escape - Here's why

SpaceShipTwo pilot Peter Siebold survived the Oct. 31 crash that killed his co-pilot Mike Alsbury. In an interview with NTSB investigators, the 43 year old pilot relayed how he managed to stay alive.

Space November 13, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash threatens to crush space tourism dream: Passengers seek refund

Virgin Galactic starts to experience the negative effects of the fatal SpaceShipTwo crash last month. The company revealed that about two dozens of its passengers have already asked for a refund.

Space November 11, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash due to pilot error: NTSB

No one was more surprised than Virgin Galactic when the SpaceShipTwo crashed. Now according to the NTSB, pilot error may have caused the problem that brought the aircraft down.

Space November 5, 2014

SpaceShipTwo crash will not deter Virgin Galactic from developing 2nd rocket plane

George Whitesides, the CEO of Virgin Galactic, said that the company plans to push through with work on the second rocket plane despite the explosion of the SpaceShipTwo that left one pilot dead. The second spacecraft could be ready by next year once the NTSB probe has concluded.

Space November 4, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo explodes during test flight: What really happened

After the costly disaster with Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which is supposed to bring tourists to space, exploded during a test flight on Oct. 31.

Space November 3, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash will not crush space tourism dream, Branson vows to find explosion cause

Industry experts believe that the fatal explosion of SpaceShipTwo is not likely to have a long-term negative impact on Virgin Galactic and the space tourism industry.

Space November 3, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two test flight crash prompts NTSB probe

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are combing the wreckage of SpaceShip Two, in the first federal investigation by the NTSB into a fatal spaceship accident.

Space November 2, 2014

SpaceShipOne and X Prize mark 10 years of commercial spaceflight dream-turned-reality

Oct. 4 marks the 10th year anniversary of SpaceShipOne winning the Ansari X Prize that sought to boost commercial human spaceflight. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which is set to bring tourists into space, is built on the technology of SpaceshipOne.

Space October 6, 2014

Virgin Galactic picks Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces for its space tourists

Virgin Galactic is set to launch the first spaceflight before 2014 ends. The company has partnered with a local hotel and caterer in New Mexico to serve the astronauts in training.

FUTURE TECH July 8, 2014

This balloon can take tourists to the edge of space... for $75000

World View is one step closer to sending passengers up to the edge of space in a balloon after a successful June 18 testing of a prototype of the service.

Space June 27, 2014

Google wants a piece of Virgin Galactic. Space tourism will never be the same again

Virgin Galactic may soon see an investment from search company Google. Will that help Richard Branson's space venture get off the ground?

June 17, 2014

Google eyes a virgin for Internet satellite strategy

Google continues to push out into space. Now, reports suggest the company has purchased a minority stake of Virgin Galactic to move forward on its extra-Earth endeavors.

FUTURE TECH June 13, 2014

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo sets new altitude record

Virgin's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft has set a new altitude record in its very first test flight of this year.

FUTURE TECH January 12, 2014

Lady Gaga to become first entertainer in space?

Lady Gaga is going to space and you aren't. Let that sink in.

LIFE November 11, 2013

Space-tourism company offers balloon ride to stratosphere for $75k

People who can spare $75,000 can fulfill their lifelong dream of reaching space,almost, thanks to World View.

Space October 24, 2013

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