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Articles tagged “space tourism”

Business Travel

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Champagne and caviar? Check. Barista island? Check. Scheduled flights? Richard Branson will get back to you. Space tourism has been an endlessly delayed launch, after all.

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Airlines

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Richard Branson has been trying to get to space since 2004, when he first founded Virgin Galactic. While the company's move to publicly list the company takes things up a notch, it certainly doesn't guarantee this idea won't remain a true moonshot.

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Business Travel

Virgin Galactic Plans to Go Public

The reported deal will fund the company until it can operate and make a profit. The problem is one or even both of those could be a long way off.

Virgin Galactic Plans to Go Public

Business Travel

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

With Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights expected to begin at long last, space tourism could soon take off as a niche for travel advisors. Those already involved caution that it takes patience, training, and commitment.

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Tourism

Space Tourism Could Be Big for Travel Industry

For this to happen, the cost of space travel will have to fall enough that more than just the ultra-wealthy can afford it.

Space Tourism Could Be Big for Travel Industry

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Clears a Hurdle in Space Tourism Race

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's private space company, scored a long-elusive win this week with a successful trip to the edge of space. Branson says in three years he'll be up there. But given a record of delays, we're not holding our breaths.

Virgin Galactic Clears a Hurdle in Space Tourism Race

Transport

A Billionaire Aims to Be the First Paying Passenger on Elon Musk’s Moon Rocket

He’ll be in his late 40s if the mission goes ahead on schedule, but Yusaku Maezawa deserves props for his bravery for what would be a dangerous and historic trip.

A Billionaire Aims to Be the First Paying Passenger on Elon Musk’s Moon Rocket

Transport

Elon Musk Signs Up First Space Tourist for Flight Around the Moon

Getting its first passenger signed up is good news for SpaceX but given the inherent difficulties of such a project, we shouldn't expect an imminent departure.

Elon Musk Signs Up First Space Tourist for Flight Around the Moon

Airlines

Space Launches Are Causing More Delays for U.S. Airlines

More launches mean more closed airspace, more delays, and more costs for commercial airlines. Maybe the U.S. government should charge tolls for space launches and dedicate the revenue to investing in the nation's aviation infrastructure.

Space Launches Are Causing More Delays for U.S. Airlines

Hotels

The First Luxury Hotel in Space Is Set to Launch in 2021

Welcome to the new space race, which now includes Orion Span, Elon Musk's SpaceX, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. For now, however, we'd much prefer an earthly luxury hotel experience to one that will set us back $9.5 million a stay.

The First Luxury Hotel in Space Is Set to Launch in 2021