Blue Origin carried out a successful test flight for the New Shepard rocket and capsule. The company, founded by Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos, may start sending people up to space within the year.
Space April 30, 2018
Aurora Station guests can enjoy out-of-this-world comfort with a spacious facility while completing their 12-day basic spaceflight training. By the end of the orbital vacation, they are coming home with an astronaut certification from Orion Span.
Space April 7, 2018
Aurora Station, the first-ever luxury space hotel, will look to make space tourism relatively cheaper. The modular space station will launch in late 2021 and open its doors in 2022 for guests who will be able to afford it.
Space April 6, 2018
The latest budget proposal by the Trump administration wants to end the government funding of the ISS. Will the move eventually channel out to indicate the rise of space tourism and hotels? Here is the lowdown.
Space February 22, 2018
A proposal submitted to Russia’s Roscosmos calls for a space tourism module. It included a design plan for a four-room luxury space hotel.
Space December 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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'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 is going to space and you aren't. Let that sink in.
Life November 11, 2013
People who can spare $75,000 can fulfill their lifelong dream of reaching space,almost, thanks to World View.
Space October 24, 2013