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SpaceShipTwo carries three people for the first time

Virgin Galactic followed up on last December’s first SpaceShipTwo flight past the 50-mile space milestone by sending up its first non-pilot on today’s test flight. The crew member who accompanied the two pilots was Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor (and wife … Continue reading

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Russians report deal to put tourists in orbit by 2021

Russia’s space agency says it’s getting ready to resume sending private passengers to the International Space Station and back, a decade after the last space tour. A contract has been signed with Virginia-based Space Adventures to send two non-professional spacefliers … Continue reading

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What’s next for commercial spaceflight? Passengers

MOJAVE, Calif. — The first suborbital space passenger is less likely to be a billionaire like Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson or Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos, and more likely to be an as-yet-unnamed employee at one of their companies. That’s despite … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic plane takes 51-mile-high spaceflight

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, dubbed VSS Unity, has become the first privately funded vehicle in 14 years to carry people to the edge of space — depending on how you define space. “I’m not allowed to say … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic aims for space — but how high?

Virgin Galactic says it’s beginning a series of SpaceShipTwo test flights that could cross the edge of the space frontier as early as Dec. 13 — amid a debate over where exactly that edge kicks in. The company has been … Continue reading

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Orion Span kicks off campaign for space hotel

Orion Span, a Houston-based venture that’s planning to put a luxury hotel in orbit, has kicked off a crowdfunding effort aimed at raising up to $2 million in new investment. The campaign is being run through SeedInvest, an online investment service … Continue reading

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Artists vie for a free trip around the moon

It’s been only a day since SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the plan to send Yusaku Maezawa and roughly half a dozen artists around the moon, but folks are already nominating themselves (and others) for a free trip. Maezawa is paying … Continue reading

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