Space Tourism

ORION SPAN LAUNCHES AURORA STATION CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Orion Span, the innovative space tourism company designing a luxury space hotel, has announced an unprecedented crowdfunding campaign. Investors interested in the space tourism race – and those who were captivated by news of Aurora Station’s launch earlier this year – can now become investors in the project. The campaign is live on SeedInvest, a […]

A NO-SPIN ZONE FOR ASTRONAUTS AND SPACE TOURISTS

Skydivers spinning out of control have just a few seconds before becoming unconscious. With nothing to stop them, many fall helplessly to Earth, unless they are rescued by a fellow diver, or regain enough situational awareness to deploy their parachute. “It’s hard for skydivers—or astronauts or space tourists ejecting at high altitude—to stop a spin, […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC PROMOTES MIKE MOSES TO PRESIDENT

Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael P. Moses to President. Moses, who joined Virgin Galactic in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, will now oversee Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight program, reporting directly to […]

GLASGOW PRESTWICK TAKES A STEP CLOSER TO LAUNCHING CREWED SPACE FLIGHTS

US crewed space launch vehicle designer XCOR Aerospace has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with spaceplane design and operating company Orbital Access Limited and Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport. This partnership is supported by Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Government’s economic development agency. The MoU paves the way for the establishment of crewed launch services at […]

SPACEVR SELECTS PUMPKIN TO BUILT WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY SATELLITE

SpaceVR, a venture-funded startup developing the world’s first virtual reality hardware and software platform enabling users to experience space firsthand using any mobile, desktop, or virtual reality device, has selected Pumpkin Space Systems Inc. (Pumpkin) as its prime contractor to build SpaceVR’s Overview 1 CubeSat bus hardware and space flight software. The Overview 1 hardware […]

ROCKET SCIENTISTS PUT ON 3D GLASSES FOR SPACE NEXT MOVIE

New Afterglow Studios production ‘Space Next’ pushes the frontiers of digital cinema while it explores the frontiers of space – in multiple formats for flatscreen and dome and resolutions up to 8K, distributed by BIG & Digital. The movie’s Museum of Flight premiere coincides with NewSpace 2016 conference in Seattle. “We are thrilled that ‘Space […]

RICHARD BRANSON UNVEILS VIRGIN GALACTIC’S NEW SPACESHIP NAMED VSS UNITY

February 20, 2016 – Richard Branson yesterday unveiled Virgin Galactic’s much anticipated second SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, California, attended by his family, Virgin Galactic’s Founder Future Astronauts, stakeholders and partners. The ceremony featured four generations of Sir Richard’s family, from his mother Eve, Richard himself, his son Sam, to his grandchild Eva Deia […]

EXOTIC COSMIC LOCALES AVAILABLE AS SPACE TOURISM POSTERS

Imagination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now. You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster your living […]

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