Elon Musk’s Greatest Challengers Are Building a New Space Economy

A model of the Dream Chaser vehicle, displayed at CES 2022. Interesting Engineering The time to invest in space ventures is now. Everyone knows that Elon Musk’s SpaceX occupies the center of the second space race. But in its wake, other companies have the chance of a lifetime to build out the infrastructure needed for … Read more

Why 2021 was a big year for humanity’s space endeavours

From the Mars Ingenuity helicopter’s first powered flight on another world to the launch of the James Webb telescope that will peer into the earliest epoch of the Universe, 2021 was a huge year for humanity’s space endeavors. Beyond the science milestones, billionaires battled to reach the final frontier first, an all-civilian crew went into … Read more

Japanese Billionaire Space Tourist Yusaku Maezawa Returns To Earth After 12 Days

Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his assistant Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin did the trip. Almaty, Kazakhstan: A Japanese billionaire returned to Earth Monday, Russia’s space agency said, after 12 days spent on the International Space Station where he made videos about performing mundane tasks in space including brushing teeth and going to the bathroom. Online … Read more

US will no longer issue Astronaut Wings for commercial space travel: Here’s why

Access to space has become much easier in recent times with Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX working to provide non-astronauts with space flights. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Saturday said it would no longer issue Commercial Space Astronaut Wings, instead recognising on its website individuals that reach space. Astronaut wings are pins … Read more

Michael Strahan, Alan Shepard’s daughter and 4 crewmates set for trip to space with Blue Origin

Sixty years after NASA astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space, his oldest daughter plans to blast off Saturday on a sub-orbital flight of her own, joining former NFL star and TV host Michael Strahan, two entrepreneurs and a father-and-son duo aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft. “It’s kind of fun for … Read more

Global Space Tourism Market Report 2021 Featuring Blue

Dublin, Dec. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Global Space Tourism Growth Opportunities” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report covers the global sub-orbital and orbital space tourism market. It profiles key players and their current stage of technology development. The report assesses the opportunity for sub-orbital and orbital space tourism in terms … Read more

“SpaceX” rocket propulsion system fails – Elon Musk threatens bankruptcy – economy

Advocate SpaceX? Tesla boss and high-flyer Elon Musk (50) is angry about the lack of progress made by his space company “SpaceX” in the development of the “Raptor” engines that are supposed to power his Starship rockets. Musk described what he saw as the dramatic situation on the day after Thanksgiving in a circular to … Read more

Virgin Galactic: “Demand for our sub-orbital flights above forecast despite higher price”

Virgin Galactic shares gained 5% on the later trading session in reaction to the publication of quarterly results and further expansion plans for the company. The main catalyst for growth was the statement by CEO Michael Colglazier, who said he saw a strong demand for space tourism. Virgin Galactic is selling seats faster than expected, … Read more

Manned space travel: SpaceX successfully sends two people into space

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley did it: On Saturday evening at 9:22 p.m. (CEST), the US space travelers took off with a Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral spaceport and the separated first rocket stage landed on a transport ship in the ocean as planned. The astronauts will now travel to the International Space … Read more

SpaceX Reservation for Space Adventures Expired; Space Tourism Mission Dropped Due to Lack of Customers

Space enterprise around the world wants to take place and be a part of the space ventures in the future. Among the anticipated businesses that will take place on the low-orbit and the far-ends of the galaxy is tourism. In the previous years, many private firms expressed their interest in the idea and poured a … Read more