Articles tagged “space travel”

Space Tourism Could Be Big for Travel Industry

Space Tourism Could Be Big for Travel Industry

Sam Unsted, Bloomberg

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

4 months ago

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

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

Yuji Nakamura and Lisa Du, Bloomberg

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.

10 months ago

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

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

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

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.

1 year ago

Elon Musk’s New Plan? Travel to Any Destination In the World in Less Than an Hour

Elon Musk’s New Plan? Travel to Any Destination In the World in Less Than an Hour

Dana Hull and Perry Williams, Bloomberg

This looks like it may indeed be the future of travel — for some. Jet lag? Nah.

2 years ago

Richard Branson Aims to Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018

Richard Branson Aims to Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018

Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which suffered a fatality in 2014, is losing the space race to Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Of course, it's all very early, though.

2 years ago

Survey: What Americans Expect Out of Travel in 2020

Survey: What Americans Expect Out of Travel in 2020

Dan Peltier, Skift

Most of these expectations seem realistic for 2020, given how fast travel tech is advancing today. But space travel becoming commonplace in just six years?

5 years ago

Virgin Galactic’s Hotel Deal Spikes Anticipation for Space Travel Launch

Virgin Galactic’s Hotel Deal Spikes Anticipation for Space Travel Launch

Associated Press

Securing lodging for Virgin Galactic's high-paying customers is a sure sign that the venture is still moving forward, albeit much slower than expected.

5 years ago