Jeff Bezos

March 4, 2019

Soon, hundreds of tourists will go to space. What should we call them?

Astronauts or astro-nots? Perhaps within a matter of a months, a handful of customers will board a spacecraft and fly above Earth’s atmosphere to float for […]
February 23, 2019

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California’s Mojave desert.     Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike […]
December 24, 2018

Sending astronauts to Mars would be stupid, astronaut says

One of the first men to orbit the Moon has told BBC Radio 5 Live that it’s “stupid” to plan human missions to Mars. Bill Anders, lunar module […]
December 18, 2018

SpaceX, Blue Origin to launch within minutes of each other Today

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will both look skyward Tuesday, as a Falcon 9 rocket hoists a military satellite and a New Shepard lifts several experiments […]
December 14, 2018

The Virgin Galactic Hype Totally Misses the Point

Celebrate the achievement, but please, recognize that commercial spaceflight has grown up since Virgin Galactic started the quest for space tourism. Everyone loves a successful space […]
October 22, 2018

What it’s like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has had a lot of attention recently for announcing that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first customer for a private space flight around the moon. […]
October 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in ‘weeks not months’

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should be in space within weeks, not […]
May 22, 2018

Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

“I cannot tell my teams: ‘Goodbye, see you next year!’” The France-based Ariane Group is the primary contractor for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, and it […]
April 30, 2018

New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer

Blue Origin has not released a price for the spaceflight experience. Blue Origin flew its New Shepard system for the eighth time on Sunday, launching from […]