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Space tourism might get to Mars before NASA does

Companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX want to take you or me to Mars before astronauts even explore the Red Planet.

Northrop Grumman gives early look at its XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane design

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic, has unveiled the preliminary design it is developing as part of DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane project. Looking like a windowless update of a 1960s Dyna Soar orbiter,...Show More Summary

Meet The XCOR 'Lynx' – The Sportscar Of Spacecraft

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When you think about space tourism, Virgin Galactic is probably the first and perhaps the only company to come to mind. But don't let the marketing budget fool you. Another Mojave-based company is in the race, and they're running it faster, cheaper, and more efficiently. Read more...

William Shatner: Is Captain Kirk Of ‘Star Trek’ Afraid Of Outer Space?

Willaim Shatner, Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, was offered the chance to go to outer space — not on a television set near you, but in real life — and he turned it down. According to a CNet report, Virgin Galactic, a commercial space flight company that plans to offer suborbital flights into outer

What Richard Branson Wants You To Learn From A Virgin Galactic Intern

Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson wants people to stop telling kids that something is out of their reach. In a new LinkedIn Influencer post, he tells the story of a Virgin Galactic intern named Barbara Schloss whose parents took...Show More Summary

Forget London; UK Looks to Scotland for Possible Spaceport

last monthLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

We usually turn our attention towards New Mexico when it comes to space travel and space tourism, as that?s where Virgin Galactic has been preparing and planning for the last few years. However, there?s another spot to add to your space race map; the United Kingdom have their own sky-high dreams and they're focusing them on Scotland.

Six compelling moments from America’s manned moon missions

last monthArts : Arts Post

Before enterprising billionaires launched SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, space travel was the exclusive domain of nations, and as the space race heated up during the Cold War, the impetus to be the first country to walk on the moon reached new heights. At a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, in a speech on […]

Newquay: Which Cornish Hotel Will Be Best For The UK's First Commercial Spaceport?

last monthTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The hot tub at the Scarlet. The Spaceport might be on the headland right behind it Hot on the heels of the news that the Hotel Encanto De Las Cruces in New Mexico has been selected as the official spaceport hotel for Virgin GalacticShow More Summary

Potenial sites for UK's first spaceport revealed

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The commercialization of space travel is picking up pace with companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic leading the way. In a bid to ensure it doesn't miss out on the potential economic benefits of commercial spaceflights, the UK isShow More Summary

Gaze Out at Paris & Rome From the Edge of Earth's Atmosphere Aboard Helium Balloon

If you've been having a hard time scoring your spot aboard Virgin Galactic's space plane, or just want to double up on luxury experiences, you can float around near-space in a giant balloon. Created by the team at Zero2Infinity, Bloon takes you... via

UK to Enter the Space Tourism Race

The race to space tourism is on. The British government wants to build a dedicated base for space travel, and it plans to launch in 2018. See also: You're Cleared for Blast-Off: Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Approval "I am delighted thatShow More Summary

WhiteKnightWho shows its spectacular side on flight 150

Virgin Galactic puts its Space rocket lifter through its paces as the inaugural joy ride of its sub orbital vehicle draws closer

Methane-powered rocket wants to conquer space on the cheap

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It seems like most things come in threes: celebrity deaths, game console makers and, well, apparently privatized space-faring companies too. On that note, FireFly Space Systems (which includes former SpaceX and Virgin Galactic employees) has recently...

This Hotel Will Host the First Virgin Galactic Space Passengers

Virgin Galactic has selected the "official preferred Virgin Galactic hotel and resort," for all those space-bound travelers.

Virgin space tour liftoff nears

Virgin Galactic appears to be getting closer to reaching its long-delayed goal of launching tourists into space.

Las Cruces: This Hotel Is Getting Ready to Host the Virgin Galactic Space Passengers

2 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Sir Richard Branson's recreational space travel company, Virgin Galactic, is real and it's really happening, with flights expected to happen next year. (They were supposed to take off in 2010 and then in 2013 but this is space travel...Show More Summary

Make Your Own Virtual Reality Headset From Cardboard, With These (Sort Of) Simple Tips

Skip out on paying for a $250,000 Virgin Galactic ride into space and do it on a pair of $20 cardboard virtual reality glasses instead. There are a lot of things you can make out of paper products these days, not limited to cell phones, bikes, desks, and pollution measuring kits. Show More Summary

Company Says It’s Successfully Tested A Space-Tourism Balloon That Floats 20 Miles Above Earth

Maybe you don’t have $200,000 to climb aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s planned space tourism flights in the future, or maybe you’d prefer to float over the Earth like Dorothy in a balloon. That’s the goal of one company, which says it’s successfully tested its space-tourism balloon. While it’s not exactly a Millenium Falcon set-up, World View Enterprises wants to … [More]

Private Space Companies Reach For the Stars

Thanks to the new private space flight industry, there’s a lot more companies on our world prepared to reach for the stars. One must not forget about the Virgin Galactic offering which is likely to be helping the wealthy tour the friendly orbit fairly soon. They’ve created the SpaceShipTwo, pictured above, to provide suborbital space

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