Category Archives: Space Tourism

Posts about space tourism.

Video of Virgin Galactic’s Third Powered Flight

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Boeing Unveils CST-100 Spacecraft Interior

And Space Adventures plans to sell flights on the CST-100, having recently signed a contract with Boeing to that effect. No word yet on cost and availability. Article below by Rebecca Regan, NASA Kennedy Space Center Two NASA astronauts conducted … Continue reading

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First Powered Flight of SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), on April 29. The test, conducted by teams from … Continue reading

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Paths to Space Settlement

The latest paper in the NSS Journal of Space Settlement is “Paths to Space Settlement” by Al Globus. ABSTRACT A number of firms are developing commercial sub-orbital launch vehicles to carry tourists into space. Let’s assume they attract many customers … Continue reading

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Sarah Brightman to Become First Global Recording Artist to Take Orbital Spaceflight

Global recording artist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Ambassador, Sarah Brightman, announced today in Moscow her intention to launch on a future orbital spaceflight mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in partnership with Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading … Continue reading

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Spaceport America Runway Dedication

White Knight Two flyover of Spaceport America Terminal carrying SpaceShipTwo Image Credit: Barbara David The two mile runway at Spaceport America in New Mexico was dedicated Friday, 22 October 2010. One of the highlights of the celebration was the flyover … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic – First Free Flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Enterprise during its first free flight Image Credit: Virgin Galactic Commercial spaceflight took another step forward this past Sunday, 10 October 2010. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, named Enterprise, was dropped from its mother ship at 45,000 feet and … Continue reading

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Space Experience Curacao and XCOR Aerospace plan space tourist flights from the Caribbean

Space Experience Curacao has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with XCOR Aerospace to begin passenger flights of the Lynx suborbital spacecraft from this Caribbean island in 2014. This announcement follows a similar arrangement with Yecheon Astro Space Center in South … Continue reading

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The Demise of Rocketplane

Rocketplane, one of the NewSpace companies that tried to offer suborbital space tourism, quietly filed for liquidation in June, unnoticed until it was reported in an informative article in the Oklahoma Gazette on July 7. An excellent article in today’s … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic Appoints Former NSS Executive Director George T. Whitesides As Its First Chief Executive

Former NSS Executive Director George Whitesides joins Virgin Galactic from his recent role as Chief of Staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). At NASA, Whitesides was responsible for working to implement the NASA Administrator’s policy agenda and … Continue reading

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