Tag: tourism

  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Space Tourism Flight

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched four, non-professional astronauts to space on Wednesday, the first time a SpaceX capsule has been used to take private citizens to space. The company’s Inspiration4 mission was bankrolled by one of those cit…

  • SpaceX Space Tourism Launch Set For Today

    Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is getting set to launch its first ever, space tourism focused mission today from Florida. According to SpaceX, there’s a give-hour launch window today opening at 8:02 p.m. for the Inspiration4 mission, which it says …

  • Virgin Galactic Starts Selling Seats To Space

    Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company headed by Sir Richard Branson, started selling seats to space again, after successfully launching Branson and a number of others in its first fully crewed spaceflight. The company–which developed its vehicles…

  • Billionaires In Space: Branson Succeeds In Space Launch

    Sir Richard Branson successfully launched himself into space on Sunday, stepping aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket powered plane and rocketing to 53 miles above the earth, on the Unity 22 mission. The launch–the first of a billionaire into space on his …

  • Sir Richard Branson Still Set For Space Launch On Sunday

    Sir Richard Branson is still set to launch into space on Sunday, July 11th, on what will be the twenty-second test flight for the VSS Unity, the rocket-powered space vehicle being developed by Branson’s company, Virgin Galactic. According to Virgin Gal…

  • Richard Branson Attempts To Beat Bezos Into Space

    Richard Branson, the founder of space tourism company Virgin Galactic–which was started in Mojave–is planning to launch himself into space, just nine days before Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. According to Virgin Galactic, Branson hopes to fly into space this …

  • Virgin Orbit Plans To Go Public Via SPAC

    Mojave-based Virgin Orbit, which is developing space launch technology which uses a modified 747 to send rockets into space, is planning to go public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). According to UK publication Sky, Sir R…

  • Virgin Galactic Launches First Human Spaceflight From NM

    Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company backed by Sir Richard Branson, has launched its first vehicle to space from its new Spaceport America location over the weekend. The company launched SpaceShipTwo, its space vehicle, into space from Spaceport …