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Branson: Space tourism will have only minor impact on climate change

British billionaire Richard Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.

Business leaders: UK needs spaceport now

Britain is at risk of losing billions if it doesn't join the space tourism race and build its own spaceport where satellites and intrepid travelers could be blasted into orbit, claim business leaders.

Ashton Kutcher signs with Virgin Galactic to be 500th space tourist

Sir Richard Branson has said his venture to launch paying tourists into space has netted its 500th customer - US actor Ashton Kutcher.

NASA calls for new commercial crew proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of NASA's ongoing efforts to foster development of a U.S.

71-year-old intends to be first Scottish space tourist

He may be in his 70s but he still intends to be the first Scots tourist in space.

Virgin Galactic appoints former NASA executive as VP of Operations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce the appointment of former NASA executive Michael P. Moses as the Vice President of Operations.

Exclusive look inside Virgin Galactic’s tourist spacecraft

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's company that hopes to be taking tourists into space within a couple of years, has shown the inside of its spacecraft to the media for the first time.

Special press conference an hour after Story Musgrave’s arrival

The top NASA astronaut, Dr. Story Musgrave, will give his first live press conference on the topic of "Space Tourism and Travel Summit," immediately after his arrival in Bulgaria.

Future of Space Tourism Summit

"With the launch of space stations, also known as space hotels, and suborbital flights, to take you to your space hotel, the dream of space vacations is not only within our lifetime, it is in the not

NASA astronaut gives video press conference in Bulgaria

US NASA Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave ( www.StoryMusgrave.com and http://www.lannistoria.com/afs-show.htm ) is an icon in the space industry and an extraordinary man in life.

The sky is the limit as Africa taps into space tourism

South Africa is poised to become a leader in space and astrology tourism, predicts the WTM Global Trends Report 2010 today (Monday 8 November).

Russian firm to build space hotel

Russian firm has announced it will have a space hotel in orbit possibly by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.

Roscosmos: Russia to resume space tourism after 2013

The head of Roscosmos' manned flights department, Alexei Krasnov, said that Russian Federal Space Agency plans to send Soyuz spacecraft with two space tourists to the International Space station (ISS)

Tourism news: Space tourism company folds

An aerospace company that had once hoped to soar in the space tourism business may end up landing in bankruptcy court.

Cost of space tourism considered by panel

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - U.S. space tourists hoping to buy a ticket for a suborbital flight could expect to pay between $50,000 and $100,000 by 2014, analysts say.

Space tourist Gregory Olsen – going back by any means necessary

The third private citizen to fly in space, American millionaire Gregory Olsen, says he's excited about the future of space travel — especially if it means he might have another chance to fly.

Virgin tourist spaceliner makes its maiden flight

On a historic day, the Virgin Galactic rocket made its maiden flight – while the UK launched its own Space Agency to rival NASA.

Source: Russia will resume space tourism in 2012

Russia will increase the number of Soyuz spaceship launches and resume space tourism in 2012, an aerospace industry source told Interfax news agency on Thursday.

Dubai conference seeks investors in space tourism

Space travel could get a boost from a meeting of the minds and wallets in Dubai this week when the World Space Risk Forum brings together companies, insurance firms, and financiers interested in under

Space tourists may be launched from Sweden

Earlier this week it became known that billionaire Richard Branson´s space shuttle ‘SpaceShipTwo’ will take tourists into space.

Space tourism – too rich for Queen

Space tourism is apparently too rich for royal blood.

Space tourism has yet to take off

LOS ANGELES -- When a private spaceship soared over California to claim a $10-million prize, daredevil venture capitalist Alan Walton was 68 and thought he'd be on a rocket ride of his own soon.

Space tourists will travel on a “radical” jet

Oshkosh, WI - Space tourism firm Virgin Galactic has unveiled a radically configured jet that will launch a spacecraft carrying tourists into Earth's orbit.

Sheikh Mansour adds space tourism venture to his portfolio

Manchester City football clubowner Sheikh Mansour has added space travel to his diverse portfolio of businesses by buying 32 per cent of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

Hawaii viewed as potential new frontier for space tourism

HONOLULU — Tourists coming to Hawaii for high-end getaways could someday be launched from the sand to the stars, taking island-hopping to new heights.

Space tourism “yet to be embraced” in UK

The UK is ill-prepared to exploit the emerging commercial spaceflight sector, says the president of Virgin Galactic.

Guy Laliberte begins training in Russia

MOSCOW - Founder of the famed Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, has started his training in Russia for a 12-day trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

For space tourism sky is the limit

The future of the space tourism industry could lie in places like Titusville, where an imaginative project will never launch a rocket.

Russia and Space Adventures looking for new space tourist

A vacated space aboard the Soyuz space capsule may allow another space tourist to travel to the International Space Station in September, the Russian Federal Space Agency says.