Big Falcon Rocket

SpaceX sending first space tourist to the Moon

Image by SpaceX In February of 2017 SpaceX announced they would send two individuals on a lunar mission. They would fly on board of the Falcon Heavy to the Moon and back. This was scheduled to happen in 2018. Things got quiet after that. Until this month. Out of nowhere SpaceX published a link to

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Unity

Second rocket powered flight completed by Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic Less than two months ago Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket powered flight with their spacecraft VSS Unity. A big step for Richard Branson’s space tourism company. Today they took to the skies again and completed their second rocket powered test flight. Overall, it was the 13th flight test for the

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New Shepard

First test flight of 2018 for Blue Origin

New Shepard 3 before the launch Back in December we reported on Blue Origin testing their newest New Shepard rocket for the very first time. Today we saw that same rocket, New Shepard 3, being tested for the second time. It was their 8th test overall. On April 27 Blue Origin’s CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted

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Rocket powered flight

Virgin Galactic performs first rocket powered flight

Image by MarsScientific.com and Trumbull Studios Earlier today Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket powered flight with their spacecraft VSS Unity. This is huge step forward when it comes to reaching their ultimate goal of bringing customers to space. Overall, it was the 12th flight test for the spaceship VSS Unity. Back in January Richard

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First test flight of 2018 for Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic Earlier today Virgin Galactic completed another successful glide flight. Overall, it was the 7th glide flight test for the spaceship VSS Unity. The test was similar to their previous test flight, which took place back in August. Since then Virgin Galactic has been involved in extensive analysis, testing and making small

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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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