Space Tourism

'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

To Infinity and Beyond: 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 …

Space Travel

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

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 …

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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

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

Richard Branson Hopes Virgin Galactic Will Send Tourists to Space Next Year

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic hasn’t exactly had the most brilliant track record for success since its founding in 2004. Company founder and …

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 …

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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 …

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Space tourism companies are going to write their own safety rules because the US government can’t

Within a year, says Blue Origin, it will begin flying humans to the edge of space. That would grant the company, founded by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, a symbolic victory over competitors like SpaceX, Boeing and Virgin Galactic, who are also pursuing plans to fly paying passengers beyond earth’s …

Space Travel

Zero2Infinity Successfully Test Launches Its Bloostar Prototype

Founded in 2009, the private aerospace company Zero2Infinity – which is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain – was created with the vision of delivering …

Here's how you can profit from the race to Mars

The next space race is officially on, and author Stephen Petranek is betting Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk will win.<p>In the video above, the …

Space Travel

Why Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos Thinks Space Tourism is So Important

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos wants to send you to space on a Blue Origin rocket, and the data gathered during those little trips on the New …

Space Travel

How SpaceShipOne Fueled the Dream of Space Tourism

SpaceShipOne signaled the beginning of a new age of spaceflight. The privately built and piloted craft reached space and returned safely to Earth in …

Space Travel

What's driving Canada's progressive trade agenda?

We examine Canada's relation with the US and its desire to explore new partnerships in the Middle East and Asia.<p>Canada and the United States share the world's longest international border.<p>Trade is central to the two countries' relationship as jobs depend on the easy flow of goods and services. With …

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Virgin Galactic Is Going to Start Sending Satellites into Space

Introducing Virgin Orbit.<p>In some ways, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are living opposite lives. Earlier this week, SpaceX made the stunning announcement that it would be sending two (likely obscenely rich) investors into orbit around the moon by the end of 2018. Now Virgin Galactic, the company that's …

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The New Space Race Will Be Defined By Space Tourism, Not Astronauts

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how SpaceX plans to send tourists around the moon in an automated spacecraft and how Snap went public<p>Welcome to the 106th episode of Inc. Uncensored, hosted this week by Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter.<p>This week, staff reporter Zoe Henry analyzes the Snap …

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Why Richard Branson’s Newest Space Company Could Be a Lucrative Venture

Virgin Group’s commercial space venture, Galactic Ventures, has spun off one of its projects into a new company called Virgin Orbit. And it could end …

Space Travel

Virgin Galactic Is Going to Start Sending Satellites to Orbit

Seen as a leader in space tourism, Virgin is getting into the less glamorous part of the space biz.<p>In some ways, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are living opposite lives. Earlier this week, SpaceX made the stunning announcement that it would be sending two (likely obscenely rich) investors into orbit …

Space Travel

Space Tourism 101: How to prepare to fly around the moon

Want to take a vacation in space? That journey used to involve intense training, including building a tipi out of birch trees in a cold Russian forest.<p>Going to space is a rare privilege, but it's also a <i>lot</i> of work. Typically, only the world's wealthiest governments had the expertise and deep …

Space Station

SpaceX CEO Musk teases announcement

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teased a company announcement in the way he appears to be most comfortable: social media.At 7:10 p.m. Sunday, the billionaire …

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SpaceX’s Moon flight will be the first truly private ticket to space

Elon Musk’s latest proposal comes with new possibilities and new risks<p>Yesterday, Elon Musk announced a bold new SpaceX mission for 2018, flying two as-yet-unnamed passengers in a full orbit of the Moon. This will be the first entirely private passenger flight that’s ever been attempted, without the …

Space Travel

Stunning space tourism poster imagines planet-hopping through TRAPPIST-1

Nasa has imagined what life might be like in the newly discovered TRAPPIST-1 solar system with an imaginative space tourism photo.<p>The space agency says life may have evolved on three planets orbiting a dwarf star in the system, with astronomers hailing it as an “accelerated leap forward” in the …

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Can Space Tourism Ever Truly Take Off?

Who doesn’t want to visit space? Humanity dreams of going into orbit and finding what’s truly out there, or at least hanging around in zero gravity and seeing the Earth below. And, as of right now, a lucky handful of people have managed to get above our little blue marble. But will space tourism …

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