Tag Archives: Space Tourism

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

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Japanese billionaire signs up for SpaceX moon trip

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk today introduced Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first paying customer for a trip around the moon. “Finally I can tell you that ‘I choose to go to the moon,’” Maezawa said, echoing President John F. … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX gets set to reveal first moon-trip customer

A year and a half after saying it had two passengers signed up for a privately funded flight around the moon, SpaceX says it will reveal the first passenger’s identity on Sept. 17. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment