Articles tagged “space tourism”

Coronavirus

‘Shatner in Space’ Puts Travel in Covid 2022 Into Perspective

The best travel, whether it is a space jaunt by a famous actor or an unexpected u-turn or encounter during a weekend road trip, makes travelers question preconceived notions, and examine their lives anew. It's one of the reasons there will be a travel stampede if, and when, the pandemic fades.

‘Shatner in Space’ Puts Travel in Covid 2022 Into Perspective

Tourism

Space Tourism for the Elite Advances With Japan Billionaire’s Trip

Yusaku Maezawa reportedly paid about $1.9 billion for the space voyage, a trial run of sorts for a moon orbit of on an Elon Musk's SpaceX vehicle, slated for 2023. You can scoff at space tourism for now, but in a decade it could be a thing in ultra-luxury travel.

Space Tourism for the Elite Advances With Japan Billionaire’s Trip

Airlines

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Approved to Fly With Aim to Conquer Space Tourism

The competition to determine who will conquer space tourism features some of the world's richest men. So it'll be fascinating to see which heavyweight billionaire can attract the most passengers willing to spend a pretty penny to go into space.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Approved to Fly With Aim to Conquer Space Tourism

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Cuts Short Test Flight of Suborbital Spaceplane

The test flight was to provide data on the cabin experience and boosters as part of the process to obtain an FAA license for commercial flights next year. The 600 travelers who have reserved seats may have to wait a little longer.

Virgin Galactic Cuts Short Test Flight of Suborbital Spaceplane

Airlines

Richard Branson to Sell Up to 12 Percent Stake in Virgin Galactic

Virgin Group will sell about $500 million shares in Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism venture, to raise funds for its other travel businesses. The move by owner Richard Branson signals the wallop still awaiting space tourism and travel generally.

Richard Branson to Sell Up to 12 Percent Stake in Virgin Galactic

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Registers Thousands for Future Space Tourism Flights

Thousands have expressed interest in going to outer space with Virgin Galactic as the company reopens registration for it flights. Is 2020 the year that space tourism will finally take off?

Virgin Galactic Registers Thousands for Future Space Tourism Flights

Airlines

Virgin Galactic’s Second Spaceship Reaches Build Milestone

This is getting to be more exciting — commercial flights near space can be had as soon as this year.

Virgin Galactic’s Second Spaceship Reaches Build Milestone

Luxury

Virgin Galactic Celebrates a Year of Milestones in the Race to Space Tourism

The company seems to be inching closer to actually launching commercial flights, though it still won't commit to a launch date. Many expect 2020 will be the year, but space tourism is an industry that hits a lot of snags.

Virgin Galactic Celebrates a Year of Milestones in the Race to Space Tourism

Online Travel

Virgin Galactic Struggles Since Its Public Takeoff

This venture may be a little ahead of its time. Investors don't have much confidence that space tourism will gain traction anytime soon. Can you really blame them? It's space tourism.

Virgin Galactic Struggles Since Its Public Takeoff

Business Travel

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020

While Richard Branson and the Virgin Group have had attempted to break into many industries over the years, travel has remained an enduring part of the business. This looks to continue with cruises, hotels, and space tourism as key areas of focus.

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020