Articles tagged “space”

The First 700 Tickets on Virgin Galactic’s Space Flights Have Been Sold

The First 700 Tickets on Virgin Galactic’s Space Flights Have Been Sold

The Daily Telegraph

In Branson world, consumers line up to pay him crazy amounts of money for a ticket to ride into space. He's doing it in our world, too

5 years ago

Space Tourism’s Biggest Challenge in California Is the Fear of Lawsuits

Mihir Ihir , Associated Press

States need to find a solid balance between over-agreesive lawsuits and protecting consumers from negligence by operators.

5 years ago

Internet Billionaires Fight to Take Control of NASA Astronaut-Taxi Service

Internet Billionaires Fight to Take Control of NASA Astronaut-Taxi Service

Mark K. Matthews, The Orlando Sentinel

Leasing the launchpad would give private companies Blue Origin and SpaceX a significant competitive advantage in the race to launch commercial space trips. The agency is expected to select a winner by October 1.

5 years ago

Lunar lunacy: Congress mulls including moon sites in national park system

Lunar lunacy: Congress mulls including moon sites in national park system

Amina Khan, The Los Angeles Times

This outlandish bill will never be passed, but it is a telling indication of the anxiety inspired by the future of commercial space travel.

5 years ago

Mars travel looks like faraway prospect due to excessive radiation

If Mars travel is on your bucket list, buy a new bucket. The expected radiation dose for astronauts and cosmonauts contemplating the journey is going to be a huge barrier to entry.

5 years ago

Space tourism risks and realities confronted at Montreal meeting

Space tourism might realistically mean entering space to go from Paris to Tokyo in two hours instead of spending a week on Mars, but even such a modest goal is decades and a few accidental deaths away.

5 years ago

Virgin’s Branson says spacecraft will launch at Christmas, but staff cautious

Virgin’s Branson says spacecraft will launch at Christmas, but staff cautious

Diana Alba Soular, Las Cruces Sun-News

Sir Richard's enthusiasm can sometimes get the best of him. But his shoot-from-the-hip style has the benefit of pushing the troops further. And considering how far behind they are that's not necessarily a bad thing.

5 years ago

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo thrusts engines: Suborbital travel one step closer

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo thrusts engines: Suborbital travel one step closer

Associated Press

Nothing quite captures the imagination like space, and when you throw Branson into the mix too it'll be hard to dampen the enthusiasm once flights start.

5 years ago

Iberia’s largest labor strike slashes daily flights by 40 percent

Iberia’s largest labor strike slashes daily flights by 40 percent

Manuel Baigorri and Patricia Laya, Bloomberg

Interruptions to rail and air services have occurred with increasing frequency in Spain over the past year, which actually diminishes the strikes’ goal of protecting Iberia workforce from IAG budget cuts.

5 years ago

If Iberia sneezes, Barajas airport will catch a severe cold

If Iberia sneezes, Barajas airport will catch a severe cold

The Iberia woes are symptomatic of Spain's larger woes, and Barajas will mirror whatever happens to Iberia.

5 years ago

The entrepreneurs changing Madrid’s streets one small business at a time

The entrepreneurs changing Madrid’s streets one small business at a time

Spain doesn't have to be all gloom and doom. If this Monocle report has any real teeth its inspiring that long-unused spaces are being turned in to new opportunities.

5 years ago

Spain gets approval to build Eurovegas but madrileños don’t want it

Spain gets approval to build Eurovegas but madrileños don’t want it

Clare Kane, Reuters

Spain isn’t in a situation to object to a profitable, business-boosting project on the moral high-grounds that it could increase corruption and prostitution in the Madrid suburb.

5 years ago