2018: a big year for spacetourism

Spacecraft Unity – Image by Virgin Galactic As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look forward and see what 2018 will bring us. Looking at the space companies own time schedules, 2018 will be a giant year for spacetourism. Let’s see where they actually stand and what we can realistically expect. “We are

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Blue Origin tests new iteration of the New Shepard rocket

New Shepard landing – Image by Blue Origin Two months ago we reported that Blue Origin is planning on testing their newest New Shepard rocket before the end of the year. And they did. Earlier today around noon a new iteration of the New Shepard rocket (New Shepard 3) had its first test flight. Both

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VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic 6 months away from sending Richard Branson to space

Today Business Insider wrote about some interesting news coming straight from Richard Branson himself. The CEO of Virgin Galactic was a guest at the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki, Finland last week. There he gave a timeline that is still very much in line with reports that we received earlier this year. “We are hopefully

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Launch Blue Origin

Blue Origin taking tourists to space within 18 months

This week CNN revealed a new time schedule for Blue Origin’s rocket New Shepard. Bob Smith, CEO of the space company, talked about their planning at the first meeting of the National Space Council. The council was reestablished back in June. “Within the next 18 months we’re going to be launching humans into space,” said

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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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