Space Tourism

April 13, 2020

Virgin Orbit completes final major test before first LauncherOne flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit completed a captive carry test flight of its LauncherOne system April 12, the final major milestone before the company performs its first […]
April 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit selects Japanese airport as launch site

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit announced April 2 it has identified an airport in Japan as a potential site for launch operations, joining airports in the United […]
March 7, 2020

NASA declares Starliner mishap a “high visibility close call”

“We could have lost a spacecraft twice during this mission.” After pondering the totality of issues that arose during a December test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft this […]
March 5, 2020

Inside Elon Musk’s plan to build one Starship a week—and settle Mars

“I think we need, probably, on the order of 1,000 ships.” BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—How badly does Elon Musk want to get to Mars? Let me […]
February 19, 2020

Space Adventures to fly tourists on Crew Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — Space Adventures announced Feb. 18 that it has an agreement with SpaceX to fly a dedicated Crew Dragon mission that would send four space […]