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Space Travel: What will you wear?

editor editor- October 18, 2019 00:42

“I love the way the spacewear looks, and I love the way it feels. I also love the fact that the next time I put it on, I will be ... Read More

Swiss Space Tourism: A ticket to ride for US$100

editor editor- June 14, 2019 21:47

Boris Otter, future space tourist, is creating a federation of astronaut enthusiasts: an extraordinary opportunity where 5 winning individuals will receive a ticket for space in one of the first ... Read More

Russian space tourism company selects launch site

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 23:30

Russian company that plans to send tourists on suborbital space tours has signed a deal with a Russian region for the construction of what may become Russia’s first private space ... Read More

First test tourist in space

editor editor- February 23, 2019 04:05

Richard Branson is celebrating today after a Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached the edge of space with a test passenger on board – the first tourist in space. Virgin Galactic’s ... Read More

US Transportation Secretary to award FAA Astronaut Wings to Virgin Galactic pilots

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 23:35

On Thursday, February 7, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao will pin FAA Astronaut Wings on Virgin Galactic’s Space ShipTwo test pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky and Frederick “CJ” Sturckow in ... Read More

FAA chief commends Virgin Galactic on successful test flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018 09:58

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell today issued the following statement on Virgin Galactic’s successful test flight: We commend Virgin Galactic’s successful test flight and return to space. Commercial space has ... Read More

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

editor editor- May 14, 2013 06:12

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

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo goes supersonic

editor editor- May 1, 2013 06:00

Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave D Read More

Virgin Galactic reveals satellite launcher, confirms SpaceShipTwo poised for powered flight

editor editor- July 12, 2012 08:01

FARNBOROUGH, England - Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced "LauncherOne," a new air-launched rocket specificall Read More

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo to make Farnborough appearance

editor editor- July 7, 2012 08:17

FARNBOROUGH, England - As one of the world's leading aviation marketplaces, the Farnborough International Airshow is usually an opportunity for airline executives to reach for their checkbooks. Read More

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

editor editor- March 21, 2012 09:41

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

Virgin Galactic selects first commercial astronaut pilot from competition

editor editor- October 27, 2011 06:55

MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. - Just over fifty years ago, an historic competition for the first pilots to fly into space yielded the Mercury Seven astronauts. Read More

Virgin Galactic appoints former NASA executive as VP of Operations

editor editor- October 12, 2011 08:14

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. Read More

Exclusive look inside Virgin Galactic’s tourist spacecraft

editor editor- April 2, 2011 06:25

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 ... Read More

Cost of space tourism considered by panel

editor editor- July 29, 2010 05:47

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. Read More

George Whitesides appointed CEO of Virgin Galactic

editor editor- May 19, 2010 05:31

Space just got one step closer. Sir Richard Branson's private space tourism operator Virgin Galactic has appointed its first chief executive as it gears up for commercial operations. Read More

Virgin tourist spaceliner makes its maiden flight

editor editor- March 24, 2010 07:00

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

Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship: Enter at your own risk

editor editor- March 12, 2010 05:34

Enter at your own risk - or so should read a sign on the door of every passenger spaceship in the future. Read More

Space tourists may be launched from Sweden

editor editor- December 11, 2009 04:10

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

Space tourists will travel on a “radical” jet

editor editor- July 31, 2009 07:00

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

Sheikh Mansour adds space tourism venture to his portfolio

editor editor- July 29, 2009 05:23

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. Read More

Virgin sees space tourism as just the beginning

editor editor- May 8, 2009 06:09

LONDON - Long-haul trips could be made in spaceships instead of planes in 20 years' time if Virgin's efforts to commercialise space travel succeed, the president of Virgin Galactic told ... Read More

Space tourism to take flight in 2012

editor editor- March 19, 2009 03:43

STOCKHOLM — Short tourist flights into space are expected to begin launching from northern Sweden in 2012, one of the companies involved in the project said Wednesday. Read More

Virgin looks beyond space tourism

editor editor- February 10, 2009 02:37

For most of the general public, not to mention many people within the space industry itself, suborbital spaceflight has become synonymous with a single market, space tourism. Read More

Elegant Resorts partners with Virgin Galactic to make space travel a reality

editor editor- August 22, 2008 04:31

LANARKSHIRE, UK (August 21, 2008) - Space travel will become reality for people from all walks of life when Virgin Galactic launches its public flights into space. Read More

Virgin Galactic unveils Suborbital Spaceliner design

editor editor- January 25, 2008 03:07

Future thrill-seekers will ride a sleek spacecraft berthed under a massive, twin-boom mothership to the fringe of space in a design unveiled Wednesday by Virgin Galactic. The SpaceShipTwo spacecraft and ... Read More