Articles tagged “spacex”

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Angus Whitley and Kazunori Takada, Bloomberg

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.

2 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.

5 months ago

The Space Tourism Race Is Getting More Competitive as Launches Near

The Space Tourism Race Is Getting More Competitive as Launches Near

Julie Johnsson and Dana Hull, Bloomberg

While this story focuses on Boeing and SpaceX, other players including Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are also working to bring tourists to space. It will be an experience few can afford, but at least the seats will be comfortable.

10 months ago

SpaceX Had a Comeback Story in 2017

SpaceX Had a Comeback Story in 2017

Dana Hull, Bloomberg

Your next vacation won't take place in space anytime soon. But SpaceX definitely picked up speed in 2017 and is conducting important research that will go far beyond benefitting some travelers' space exploration curiosities.

11 months ago

Boeing CEO Vows to Be a Leader in Space Tourism

Boeing CEO Vows to Be a Leader in Space Tourism

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

OK, we'll probably get driverless cars before there's space tourism, which is the talk of the town and seemingly not too far-fetched. Boeing aims to be a player when space tourism indeed happens and there is no reason to believe that it won't be.

2 years ago

SpaceX Launch Could Lead to Traveler Stays at Space Stations

SpaceX Launch Could Lead to Traveler Stays at Space Stations

Eric Roston, Bloomberg

Leisure travel in space is still a long way off. But upcoming experiments should provide insight into the feasibility of staying on a space station.

3 years ago

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Reusable Rockets Could Change Space Tourism

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Reusable Rockets Could Change Space Tourism

Bloomberg

Recycling makes a lot of sense in a variety of fields and the use of reusable rockets could dramatically trim costs for a variety of commercial and logistical efforts in space.

3 years ago

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

Kabir Chibber, Quartz

Space travel indeed has a long way to go.

4 years ago

Elon Musk, Future-of-Travel’s New Disrupter-in-Chief

Elon Musk, Future-of-Travel’s New Disrupter-in-Chief

David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

Elon Musk is disrupting several industries at the same time. Why limit your horizons when you have it all going on.

5 years ago

SpaceX in Talks to Raise Up to $200 Million for New Funding Round

SpaceX in Talks to Raise Up to $200 Million for New Funding Round

Mark DeCambre, Quartz

SpaceX's valuation has reached several millions but it has yet to complete a successful trip with paying passengers. There's still a chance that competing space travel companies will be first and more successful at the new type of travel.

5 years ago

6 Billionaires See Space Tourism as Their Next Big Plaything

6 Billionaires See Space Tourism as Their Next Big Plaything

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These billionaires were ahead of the curve on earth, and they are leading the charge in their other-worldly pursuits. As any travel startup would tell you, someone's going to crack [fill in the blank] space, and one of these companies may be the one.

5 years ago