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# space-tourism - Saturday 22 May, 2021

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 17,662 Views 13 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Saturday 14 July, 2018

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 11,801 Views 16 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Friday 8 December, 2017

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 2,963 Views 0 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Saturday 11 March, 2017

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 15,020 Views 24 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Monday 27 February, 2017

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 11,367 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.

# space-tourism - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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 17,417 Views 15 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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 10,977 Views 6 Comments

Pilot Siebold has now been discharged from hospital.

# space-tourism - Monday 3 November, 2014

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 6,626 Views 4 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Friday 31 October, 2014

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 19,541 Views 17 Comments

The SpaceShipTwo was conducting a test flight over California.

# space-tourism - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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 7,850 Views 15 Comments

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

# space-tourism - Sunday 11 August, 2013

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 6,473 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.

# space-tourism - Thursday 28 February, 2013

# space-tourism - Monday 17 October, 2011

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 1,427 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.

# space-tourism - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

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