Articles tagged “space tourism”

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Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

Nour Al Ali and Matthew Martin, Bloomberg

When the oil wells run dry, Saudi Arabia hopes to generate money by shuttling passengers through outer space (Virgin Galactic) and point to point in cars (Uber) through cities around the world. When you have cash to burn, there could be much worse investments.

2 years ago

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon

Caroline Winter, Bloomberg

No pain, no gain. SpaceX's first paying passengers with a moon fly-by on their itinerary will have to put up with some minor physical side effects and also considerable stress in being pioneers in space tourism. If these sorts of jaunts ever go mainstream, travel agents will have to advise their clients about the best ways to cope with the rigors of these joy rides.

3 years ago

Can Spaceships and Startups Attract Conventions to Albuquerque?

Can Spaceships and Startups Attract Conventions to Albuquerque?

Greg Oates, Skift

Albuquerque has a great opportunity to take advantage of New Mexico's high-tech knowledge base and the glam appeal of Virgin Galactic, but it needs to separate its messaging between the leisure and group markets.

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Team Returns to Spaceport America to Test New Tourism Space Ship

Virgin Galactic Team Returns to Spaceport America to Test New Tourism Space Ship

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

It's been nearly two years since the tragic accident involving an older version of SpaceShipTwo but the Virgin Galactic Team is back in New Mexico for the first time since, testing out its new aircraft.

3 years ago

Understanding the Basics of the Space Tourism Industry

Understanding the Basics of the Space Tourism Industry

John Antczak, Associated Press

We're even less excited about space tourism than we are about trip planning startups.

4 years ago

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Reusable Rockets Could Change Space Tourism

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Reusable Rockets Could Change Space Tourism

Bloomberg

Recycling makes a lot of sense in a variety of fields and the use of reusable rockets could dramatically trim costs for a variety of commercial and logistical efforts in space.

4 years ago

Spaceport America’s Director Says Flexibility Will Save Its Space Tourism Plans

Spaceport America’s Director Says Flexibility Will Save Its Space Tourism Plans

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

We'll believe Spaceport America has a viable future for space tourism when we see it.

4 years ago

Florida Attempts to Reinvigorate Space-Themed Tourism

Florida Attempts to Reinvigorate Space-Themed Tourism

Greg Oates, Skift

By aligning their digital platforms, the Space Coast tourism bureau and economic development organizations illustrate the next generation of content marketing that both services travelers and drives destination development, while also inspiring some of the magic of the space race.

4 years ago

SpaceX Rocket Erupts in Latest Setback for NASA

SpaceX Rocket Erupts in Latest Setback for NASA

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press

NASA is counting on privatization to be the answer for supply deliveries and eventually astronauts to orbiting labs. This was the third failed lab shipment in the past eight months and fortunately it wasn't manned.

4 years ago

Spaceport America Visitor Center Opens as Virgin Galactic Vows to Resume Flights

Spaceport America Visitor Center Opens as Virgin Galactic Vows to Resume Flights

Associated Press

The Spaceport America visitor center is banking on the prospect that Virgin Galactic will be able to resume test flights and eventually launch commercial flights. There is a lot riding on that not only for Virgin Galactic but for New Mexico and the entire space tourism industry.

4 years ago

Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico Spaceport Looks for More Reliable Revenue Sources

Virgin Galactic’s New Mexico Spaceport Looks for More Reliable Revenue Sources

Associated Press

The day space-bound aircraft begin taking off on the regular will be a fascinating one, but until that time comes this will be a curiosity only enjoyed by the rich and the fickle.

4 years ago

Another Billionaire Has Space Tourism Dreams

Another Billionaire Has Space Tourism Dreams

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

If there's one thing Paul Allen is good for, it's giving people lots of money to deliver unrealistic things. We expect no less in this project.

5 years ago