Bloon - Zero 2 Infinity

Zero 2 Infinity releases final design of their Bloon space pod

Back in January we saw the first prototype of Zero 2 Infinity’s space pod. Now the Spanish private space company brings us plenty of new details of their patented pod. The pressurized pod, named Bloon, was designed together with the Barcelona School of Design and Engineering Elisava. This first ever European space pod will be

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Feather flight

First feather flight for Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic Back in December we saw Virgin Galactic make their first successful glide flight when the VSS Unity glided down from 50,000 feet above the Mojave Desert. In the morning of May 1st we saw another first for Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic. The mothership WhiteKnightTwo left from Mojave Air

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Falcon Heavy

The Moon and space tourism: A brief history

With Elon Musk announcing last month that his company SpaceX will fly two private citizens to the Moon and back, a whole new chapter opens up for lunar space tourism. Sure you can experience what’s it like to be weightless during a zero gravity flight. Maybe even fly to actual space, in a couple of

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World View Experience

What to expect from space tourism in 2017

Image by Virgin Galactic Last year was not a bad year for space tourism, with Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity making its first successful glide flight and Blue Origin’s reusable rocket New Shepard making a couple more trips. Luckily 2017 however is looking to make a much bigger impact. And it’s about time. Virgin Galactic will

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VSS Unity

Successful glide flight test for Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic After several Captive Carry test flights, Virgin Galactic has made its first glide flight from 50,000 feet in the Mojave Desert. Previous attempts were made but VSS Unity never detached from its mothership WhiteKnightTwo. Now for the very first time VSS Unity was disconnected and flew down safely to Earth thanks

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VSS Unity testing

Virgin Galactic’s testing reaches the next step

Image by Virgin Galactic After a first test in September, Virgin Galactic has been busy the last couple of days in the Mojave Desert. Their next phase of testing has started. This step consists of a sequence of glide test flights. As VSS Unity (SpaceShipTwo) returns from space, it becomes a glider when making its

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