Archive for the ‘Outer Space’ Category
British billionaire Richard Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.Â More than 500 people have already reserved seats – and paid deposits on the $US200,000 ($A200,712) ticket price – for a minutes-long suborbital flight on the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) set to begin by the [...]
Space Shuttle Astronauts Curt Brown, Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
Space Shuttle astronauts Curt Brown, Eileen Collins and Bonnie Dunbar, Ph.D., today joined an elite group of American space heroes with their induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of FameÂ® during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
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. This year some might also be reaching for the stars.
Kennedy Space Center, FL – Space artifacts are now up for grabs in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundationâ€™s (ASF) Fall Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opens online tomorrow and goes through September 3. Bidders will have the chance to own relics from over five decades of mankindâ€™s journey into the unknown, including autographed items [...]
Russian firm has announced it will have a space hotel in orbit possibly by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. Pravda reports that the Moscow-based Orbital Technologies has sky-high hopes that its planned Commercial Space Station can serve as a tourism hub for well-heeled travellers and offer overspill accommodation for the International [...]
Space travel has become quite an intriguing term in recent years. With Boeing’s recent news revelations, the first step into space tourism has been made and what can be called nothing else but â€˜space taxi’ may be launched as early as 2015.
By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN | February, 2010:Â East African business tycoon, Ashish Thakkar, set to be blasted into space just as soon as the galactic space ship of Virgin has been cleared for public flight, has collected the flags of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania from the presidents and prime ministers of the three countries to [...]
By Paula Bustamante | Dec 07, 2009 British billionaire Sir Richard Branson will unveil a craft on Monday that could soon carry tourists on an out-of-this-world trip into space — for a mere 200,000 dollars. The lunar-like landscape of the Mojave desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas will stage the roll-out of Virgin Galactic’s [...]
Cirque du Soleil founder Laliberte is set to become the first Canadian tourist in space. It seems that nowadays a billionaire business tycoon is no longer worthy of that title without having ventured into orbit and making sure the world knows about it. Indeed, the higher the price the better.
BY MARK HARDING | FEB 27, 2009 LISBON, Portugal (eTN) – Every now and again a new form of high-speed transit appears such as the TGV, wide-body airliner, Concorde and so on, but nothing quite compares with the supersonic marvel that forms the basis of Richard Branson's futuristic space tourism operation called Virgin Galactic.