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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Air Zero G

All 2017 zero gravity flights in the world

Image by Air Zero G With 2016 slowly coming to an end, most zero gravity flight operators have announced their first dates for 2017. Over a thousand people will be able to experience weightlessness all over the world next year. And with an average price of $5000 it is also cheaper than the years before.

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World View Experience

An update from World View and their high-altitude balloon

Wonder what World View has been up to with their near-space balloon flights? Well wonder no more. They build their own stratospheric balloon manufacturing capabilities. Successfully launched 50+ flights (and grabbed a couple of world records along the way). With the “The Stratollite” they can carry pretty much any commercial payload up to 46 km

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