Articles tagged “space”

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Space Tourism for the Elite Advances With Japan Billionaire’s Trip

Yusaku Maezawa reportedly paid about $1.9 billion for the space voyage, a trial run of sorts for a moon orbit of on an Elon Musk's SpaceX vehicle, slated for 2023. You can scoff at space tourism for now, but in a decade it could be a thing in ultra-luxury travel.

Space Tourism for the Elite Advances With Japan Billionaire’s Trip

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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Branson protests paying rent for his Virgin Galactic spaceport

Is the once-bullish Branson having second thoughts on his $1 million annual rent obligation as the launch of space tourism drifts farther into the future?

Branson protests paying rent for his Virgin Galactic spaceport