Space Tourism

Nasa waves emotional goodbye to Cassini after death plunge into Saturn

Nasa has tweeted an emotional goodbye to the Cassini spacecraft after its spectacular suicidal dive into Saturn's atmosphere to end a 20-year mission that cost £2.9 billion.<p>It’s the latest example of Nasa anthropomorphising their missions in recent years, helping make the space agency more …

Space Exploration

From space tourism to asteroid mining: Out-of-this-world investment opportunities

BNN speaks with a private investment group that looks exclusively at the space market. Chad Anderson, CEO of Space Angels, provides in-depth analysis …

Business (Canada)

Largest rocket to blast off from UK mainland paves way for space tourism

Skybolt 2 was launched by Manchester-based firm Starchaser to test and develop rockets able to take holidaymakers into space<p>Britain saw the largest rocket to blast off from the mainland, launched for a test flight in Northumberland on Monday and fuelling hopes of paving the way for commercial …

Space Travel

Branson Envisions 20 SpaceShipTwos; Brian Cox’s Space Race Doc Prepares to Drop

The <i>Sunday Times of London</i> has an update on Virgin Galactic that seems to be based around an upcoming Brian Cox documentary on space tourism, which is …

Space Travel

Elon Musk’s Sexy Spacesuit Is One Giant Leap for Space Tourism

This week, Elon Musk dragged space fashion into the 21st century with the newly revealed SpaceX spacesuit. But can he do the same for space …

Space Travel

Mars visionaries herald a new space age

In our miserabilist age it is all too easy to dismiss the latest billionaire fashion for space exploration as vanity piled upon eccentricity.<p>Even …

Jeff Bezos

This Company Plans to Offer WiFi to Space Tourists

Ah, space: The final frontier for a billionaire’s vacation. But while the Mad Men-style space tourism of the 1960s never got off the ground, space …

Space Travel

GQ’s Guide to becoming a space tourist

GQ’s Guide to becoming a space tourist<p>You don’t have to be Arthur Dent and wait for our blue rock to go bust before you hitch a ride on a rocket into …

Space Travel

Could We Use Space to Pay for a Universal Basic Income?

How Do you Pay for Everyone?<p>Universal basic income is the idea that every citizen should receive an amount of money from the government to meet their …

Basic Income

5 jobs with great alien-life balance

Leave your Earthly-bound cubicle forever! NASA has a new job opening for someone to defend the planet from alien invaders. This new Planetary …

Self-improvement

Could space pay for a universal basic income?

The idea of a universal basic income is gaining traction, in think tanks and in Silicon Valley, as a response to the rise of outsourced and automated …

Basic Income

The billionaire space race

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.<p>It is 45 years since man …

Cape Canaveral

Feedback: Behold, space socks. Never leave Earth without them!

One small step…<p>HOPING to get a foot in the door of the space-based hosiery market, Sock’M announces itself as “the first fashion brand to manufacture …

The 100

Space tourism could help boost science and health research – here's how

The announcement of the draft Spaceflight Bill in the Queen’s Speech will allow the development of spaceports in the UK. This could see members of …

Space Station

‘What the hell happened?’: The rise and fall of suborbital space tourism companies

<i>This article originally appeared in the June 5, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine.</i>Burt Rutan was not happy.The famous aircraft designer, now retired, …

Space

Crumb-free bread is the latest space food invention

This could definitely improve options on future space restaurant menus.<p>Space tourism has its draws: the incredible views, weightlessness. One perk …

Space Travel

'Space Tourists' Will Wear Special Socks on High-Altitude Balloon Flights

Tourists on high-altitude balloon flights will get to wear special socks while enjoying the blackness of near-space, made of non-flammable materials …

Space Nation buys “office space” on the International Space Station

Finnish startup Space Nation also become the first space tourism affiliate member of the UN World Tourism Organisation<p>Space Nation, a Finnish startup …

NASA

The World of Space Tourism is Almost Here

Exciting times are coming in terms of space tourism, and not too far in the future, either. Some experts say that as early as next year we could see …

Space Travel

Stockton Rush: Meet the man leading tours of the Titanic

This could be the most ambitious adventure to date. Nose-diving into the great unknown, Stockton Rush, a former aerospace engineer, is braving new …

Titanic

How Entrepreneurism is Making Space Tourism Viable

Many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration. Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked …

Space Travel

The race to space: Experts say 2018 will be the year space tourism takes off

Canadian company is at the forefront of building space hotels<p>Space. The final frontier, and quite possibly your family's next March Break …

Space

People Are Already Opening Accounts to Save for Space

In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other …

Space Travel

China and Europe's 'Moon village' could boost lunar mining, space tourism | ZDNet

We may dream of colonizing Mars, but in the meantime, a moonbase is on the table.<p>Chinese and European space agencies have come together to consider …

Moon

4 Things You Must Know About the Future of Space Travel

Think space travel is just for skilled astronauts and fictional characters from your favorite "Star Wars" films? Think again. You don't have to be a …

Exploration

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin Rocket Will Have the Biggest Spaceship Windows Ever

If you're gonna spend big bucks to go into space, you're gonna want to see the view.<p>Blue Origin<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel Courtney's …

Exploration

SpaceX doesn't scare Asia's space players

The commercial space industry is dominated by Western heavyweights, such as Elon Musk's SpaceX, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' …

Space Travel

Jeff Bezos Tells Future Space Tourists: ‘Go to the Bathroom in Advance’

What will it be like to travel with Jeff Bezos’s space tourism company Blue Origin? The billionaire CEO disclosed a few more details about what …

Jeff Bezos

Blighty's £1.2bn space industry could lend itself to tourism – report

That'll be Beardy Branson's mob, thenThe British aerospace industry could carve itself a niche in “space tourism,” according to a new report.…

Space

CU's Conference on World Affairs: Space tourism advances exploration

Blasting people off the planet may be the best way to convince them to take better care of it. That's the contention of Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, a …

Space Travel