Articles tagged “space”

Airlines

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

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

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

Airlines

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

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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

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

Airlines

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.

Airlines

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.

Airlines

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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.

If Iberia sneezes, Barajas airport will catch a severe cold