New Glenn

Blue Origin reveals the next step: New Glenn

In June Blue Origin managed to launch and land their reusable rocket New Shepard. Today Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos unveals New Glenn. Named after John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth in 1962. The 2-stage New Glenn is 270 feet tall and its second stage is powered by a single vacuum-optimized BE-4 engine.

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity completes first test flight

On September 8 2016, Virgin Galactic‘s SpaceShipTwo also known as VSS Unity went for a test flight for the very first time. The entire test took 3 hours and 43 minutes and a lot of usefull data was collected. The test flight was a so called ‘captive carry’ flight, during which VSS Unity remained attached

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Kuang-Chi

Chinese company bringing tourists near space with balloon

We know about World View and their plans to bring you to the edge of space with their balloon. And there is also Bloon from Spain. But now there is also the Chinese Kuang-Chi Group that’s aiming to do something similar. Kuang-Chi Group plans to invest $1.5 billion in a theme park called Future Valley

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Zero G

Zero-G experience giveaway

Always wanted to fly in zero gravity? And not pay for it? This is your chance. The American weightless experience Zero-G is having their 400th flight in september and is celebrating this with 4 free seats. Thanks to them over 15.000 people have experienced true weightlessness. Now it’s your turn. Here’s how to get your

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Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic to begin flight tests next month

Virgin Galactic, the commercial space company founded by Richard Branson, is starting its tests with the SpaceShipTwo very soon. According to Bloomberg the company is finishing its ground test next month and will continue its testing in the air at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The almost 800 people who bought tickets

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Virgin Galactic

Additional funding for Richard Brandson’s Virgin Galactic

According to Sky News there is some extra cash going to Virgin Galactic, that is in a race to be the world’s first commercial space tourism venture. Sir Richard Brandson’s Virgin Group is in the early stages of raising up to $300m from its existing shareholders. This should accelerating the development of Galactic’s commercial satellite

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