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# space-tourism - This year 2022

First private space mission costing each passenger $55 million readies for launch to ISS
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

First private space mission costing each passenger $55 million readies for launch to ISS

Apr 8th 2022, 7:07 AM 11,765 Views 22 Comments

The widely reported price for tickets — which includes eight days on the outpost — is $55 million.

# space-tourism - Last year 2021

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?
# Edge Of Space
# Edge Of Space

Explainer: Where exactly does space begin?

Jul 20th 2021, 11:55 PM 21,162 Views 37 Comments
  • Jeff Bezos has flown just above the Karman line - a commonly referenced definition for the boundary between Earth and space.
  • However there is no set limit for the edge of space and experts differ on where the boundary is established.
Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:56 AM 16,917 Views 28 Comments

The billionaire businessman will test the ‘private astronaut experience’ during his flight this month.

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans
# Rocket Science
# Rocket Science

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 PM 17,701 Views 13 Comments

The shuttle, with two pilots on board, took off and landed today.

# space-tourism - All time

The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

The first space tourist flights could happen over the next year

Jul 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,815 Views 16 Comments

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are racing to be the first to finish their tests.

Tourism Ireland have launched an ad for the new Star Wars film into the stratosphere
# Space Tourism
From The Daily Edge
# Space Tourism

Tourism Ireland have launched an ad for the new Star Wars film into the stratosphere

Dec 8th 2017, 3:28 PM 2,981 Views 0 Comments

They must be really desperate to get people to visit Irish cinemas.

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride
# Fly Me To The Moon
# Fly Me To The Moon

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride

Mar 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,050 Views 24 Comments

Last week SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth’s satellite next year.

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

Feb 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 11,400 Views 24 Comments

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

Time to say goodbye: Sarah Brightman is the next €48m space tourist
# Hitting The High Notes
# Hitting The High Notes

Time to say goodbye: Sarah Brightman is the next €48m space tourist

Mar 10th 2015, 7:20 PM 17,446 Views 15 Comments

The Opera star says she’s training to sing in microgravity.

Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth
# The Right Stuff
# The Right Stuff

Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth

Nov 13th 2014, 8:03 AM 11,001 Views 6 Comments

Pilot Siebold has now been discharged from hospital.

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"
# Space Tourism
# Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:39 AM 6,675 Views 4 Comments

The initial suspicions come as allegations of poor safety practices are being made.

One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight
# SpaceShipTwo
# SpaceShipTwo

One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight

Oct 31st 2014, 6:52 PM 19,567 Views 17 Comments

The SpaceShipTwo was conducting a test flight over California.

Want to be a space tourist? Company gets lift off for balloons which go 20 miles above Earth
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Want to be a space tourist? Company gets lift off for balloons which go 20 miles above Earth

Jun 25th 2014, 4:15 PM 7,872 Views 15 Comments

How much will it cost, you ask? A mere €55,000…

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it
# Private Spaceships
# Private Spaceships

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it

Aug 11th 2013, 9:15 AM 6,497 Views 26 Comments

Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.

Virgin Galactic opens world's first spaceport in New Mexico
# Spaceport
# Spaceport

Virgin Galactic opens world's first spaceport in New Mexico

Oct 17th 2011, 3:08 PM 1,451 Views 13 Comments

The company, which aims to become the world’s first commercial spaceline, plans to launch its first space flight within a year.

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts
Live Apr 12th 2011, 5:38 PM

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts