Space tourism

  • SpaceX will initially send 4 tourists into the orbit

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    On Tuesday, SpaceX have proclaimed about a new collaboration to send four tourists into the orbit than private citizens before them. By 2022, this mission could take place and easily cost over $100 million.   The company signed the partnership …

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  • The UAE looks at new frontiers like space tourism and mining

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    This year, the United Arab Emirates had sent its first astronaut into space and the country is all geared up to make a probe to Mars as well. The UAE is looking at other new frontiers like space tourism and …

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  • NASA is considering making space tourism a reality in lower earth orbit

    Published on : Friday, May 31, 2019

    Space is pretty out there… literally!   And NASA is keen on considering the commercialization of the lower Earth orbit in the coming days.   Therefore, NASA has urged companies that are part of the emerging space economy, for ideas …

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  • Chinese co. simulates Space Tourism in Gobi Desert

    Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

    In a simulated scenario, mealworms wriggle on a shelf in the botanical module of Mars Base 1, ostensibly a Martian habitat on the edge of the Gobi desert in western China.   Guo Jiayu, a tourist guide, tells a group …

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  • For space tourism, UAE becomes a promising destination

    Published on : Wednesday, December 26, 2018

    Would you pay $250,000 to go to space? In fact, over 600 people world over have purchased tickets for a Virgin Galactic flight that will take them to the sub orbit.   Apparently it might sound like science-fiction. However, space …

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  • SpaceX reveals details of world’s first lunar space tourist

    Published on : Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Richard Nixon was still the President and Pink Floyd was still in the midst of recording their seminal album about its dark side when humanity set foot on the lunar surface.   While SpaceX’s tourism plans don’t actually involve setting down on our …

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  • Space tourism – well-funded space companies are working towards turning it into reality

    Published on : Friday, July 27, 2018

    American engineer and businessman Dennis Tito paid US$20m in 2001 to become the world’s first official space tourist. He travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian Soyuz capsule and spent eight days on board. After Tito, six other commercial passengers have visited …

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  • Space tourism may happen earlier than expected

    Published on : Friday, July 13, 2018

    The leading two companies among all in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first passenger flights, though neither has set any particular date.   Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, …

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  • Rocket makers believe that space tourism is the next big thing

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is recognized as a prominent developer of carrier rockets. However in the near future, it might obtain a new tag: the first space tourism provider of China. Engineers at the academy in the …

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  • Galactic Virgin racing ahead in space tourism against rivals claims Branson

    Published on : Monday, May 28, 2018

    Virgin boss Richard Branson says he’s getting ready to don his astronaut garb for its first commercial suborbital space trip only weeks after Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane completed its first powered test flight.   Branson said Virgin Galactic’s debut …

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  • Virtual reality space tourism soon to be launched

    Published on : Friday, May 18, 2018

    Space tourism or seeing the space with your own eyes is a dream come true for any travel enthusiast.   According to astronauts, it is an experience so profound that it permanently changes the way one thinks of the world …

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  • Virgin Galactic tests space rocket for the tourists to boost space tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 6, 2018

    Virgin Galactic, the company set up by Sir Richard Branson has launched its first ever space tourism rocket.   Virgin Galactic said that this new spaceship named “Unity” was carried aloft by its mother ship and released over California’s Mojave …

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  • Space Coast’s tourism agency capitalizing on popularity of viewing rocket launches

    Published on : Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    The Space Coast’s tourism agency is aiming to capitalize on the new popularity of viewing rocket launches, which was seen at this month’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center.   More than 100,000 people came to Brevard …

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  • Virgin Galactic takes a step forward this month in space tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Virgin Galactic’s successful glide test of its VSS Unity plane on 11th of this month has been a big step forward for the company in developing space tourism against its competitor companies like Blue Origin and SpaceX.   Currently, there …

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  • Space tourism – the next level of tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Space tourism is indeed the future of travel. What was once accessible only to scientists and astronauts is an experience open to anyone. However, the tickets are expensive — $4,950. The future is not so distant when space travel will …

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  • World View’s launch of stratollite is a great move toward low cost space tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Recently, World View has effectively launched the first ever ‘stratollite’, from the headquarters in Tucson area, a city in Arizona, USA. This would an initiation that has the possibility to transform the way we launch satellites in the coming days. …

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  • Space tourism becoming increasingly important for South Kerry

    Published on : Sunday, August 13, 2017

    A group of 25 members of the International Space University, from 18 different countries visited the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve for touring the area and for getting a closer look at the Dark Sky Reserve with plans for enhancing …

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  • Nine technology trends shaping tomorrow’s travel industry

    Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

    Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, has released its latest technology forecast, Sabre Labs’ 2017 Radar Report. The report evaluates nine key technologies with an outsized impact on the travel landscape, looking at what’s happening …

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  • Kuang-Chi Science Limited launching space tourism in China

    Published on : Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Doctor Liu Ruopeng has been called the Elon Musk of China. His company handles several projects that sound like they are straight from science fiction – balloons that fly to space, jetpacks, flying cars and metamaterials.   Metamaterials made Dr. …

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  • Space tourism holds a lot of promise

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Loretta Hidalgo is a self-described space geek who trained as an astrobiologist. She had even wished for honeymooning in space. To quote Hidalgo, “Astronauts report a really profound experience of connectedness with their home planet and everything on it. You …

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