Space Tourism

XCOR Aerospace Lays Off Entire Staff But Intends To Keep Going

Last week, space company XCOR Aerospace announced that it was laying off its remaining workforce, but not closing its doors completely.<p>“Due to adverse financial conditions, XCOR had to terminate all employees as of 30 June 2017,” the company said in a statement. “XCOR management will retain …

Business

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 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

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

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Stratolaunch!

As AC/DC once sang, "It's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll." Replace "rock 'n'" with "rocket," and you'll get a sense of the …

Space Travel

‘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 Travel

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 …

Lifestyle

What Does China’s Tencent Want With Silicon Valley?

The internet giant is pouring funds into a variety of ventures from electric cars to space tourism<p>HONG KONG—In its quest to expand its global reach, Tencent Holdings Ltd. has quietly become China’s top corporate investor in Silicon Valley, pouring money into everything from electric cars to …

Tencent

Jeff Bezos Will Leave Richard Branson Behind in the Dust

The Amazon billionaire is now set to deliver the first passenger rides to the border of space. But space tourism will never be more than a quick (and risky) thrill for the rich.<p>Let’s face it: by any rational measure so-called space tourism is a preposterously frivolous idea. Nonetheless, hundreds …

Exploration

Here's what space tourism could do for science and health research

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

Countdown: What will 2030's new space economy look like?

In 1972, the late Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, got back into the lunar module and promised: “We shall return in peace and hope for …

Exploration

Commercial Spaceflight Industry Faces Uncertain Legal, Regulatory Environment

The idea of buying a ticket to space seems like something that would play out in a summer blockbuster movie.<p>Companies like Virgin Galactic, XCOR Aerospace and Blue Origin have been working for several years to change that. They not only need to develop and test technology that sends ordinary people …

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 …

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

Meet the man taking submarine trips to 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 …

Travel

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 Travel

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 …

Elon Musk

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

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 …

Space Travel

China and Europe want to build a 'Moon Village'

A human outpost on the moon could be launching pad for future missions to Mars, offer a chance to develop space tourism or even lunar mining<p>BEIJING – …

Space

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

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

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

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

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides<p><b>If you go</b><p><b>What:</b> Conference on World Affairs panel: "Space Tourism for Fun and Profit"<p><b>When:</b> 11 a.m. Tuesday<p><b>Where:</b> UMC Center …

Space Travel

Rookie » Tech Trek: The New Space Age

Collage and illustrations by Maggie Thrash.<p>Hello! In this month’s Tech Trek, Maggie tells us the ins-and-outs of commercial space travel, and Amber …

Space Travel

For thousands of dollars, Amazon's Jeff Bezos will send you to space for 10 minutes

Jeff Bezos wants to send you to space, but you won't be up there for very long.<p>In a recent report by The New York Times about Bezos selling $1 billion in Amazon stock to finance his Blue Origin space tourism project, the paper described what passengers can expect from a flight on the New Shepard …

Exploration

7 Space Tourism Experiences for Aspiring Space Tourists

We’re all fascinated by space as children. It’s vast, most of it is unknown and unexplored, and it is far more interesting than the Kardashians …

Space Travel

Jeff Bezos Begins Investment in His Space Tourism Company

Don’t forget your space toothbrush.<p>Amazon founder and second richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, has officially begun investing in his space tourism company. The retail giant has announced that he will be pouring a billion dollars a year, taken from his $78 billion USD fortune, into his …

Jeff Bezos

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to fund space tourism

The chief executive of internet giant Amazon is selling $1bn of stock a year to fund his space ambitions. Jeff Bezos wants to launch paying passengers into orbit for short rides starting next year.<p>The chief executive of internet giant Amazon is selling $1bn of stock a year to fund his space …

Amazon

Blue Origin’s prototype space tourism capsule looks plush and roomy

Why it matters to you<p>Wannabe space tourists with their eye on Blue Origin's service will be pleased to know they'll be traveling in some style.<p>If …

Exploration