Space Tourism

China’s Space Station, Seen from Orbit

When the Space Age dawned in 1957, there were only two players: the USA and the USSR. The USA won…

3 months ago

Sit on the Toilet while you Gaze at the Earth from the Edge of Space

You’re an excited, spacefaring passenger strolling about a pressurized cabin approximately 30 kilometers (20 miles) above the Earth. Your trip…

4 months ago

Virgin Galactic Flies Its First Privately Funded Space Tourists

Virgin Galactic sent its first privately funded adventurers — and its first space sweepstakes winners — past the 50-mile space…

7 months ago

Virgin Galactic’s Space Plane Rises Again for Final Flight Test

After a two-year hiatus, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity resumed flying crew members beyond a 50-mile-high space milestone, marking the…

9 months ago

America’s First Space Tourist Signs Up for Moon Trip on SpaceX’s Starship

Twenty-one years after becoming the first paying passenger to visit the International Space Station, California financial analyst Dennis Tito and…

1 year ago

A New Shepard Exploded. Fortunately, There Wasn’t Anyone on Board

On September 12, Blue Origin New Shepard mission, NS-23, failed just over one minute into an uncrewed flight, forcing the…

1 year ago

Japanese Billionaire Finishes Up Space Station Mission With Online Flourishes

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and two crewmates have returned to Earth after an 11-day mission to the International Space Station…

2 years ago

NASA Gives Axiom Space Another Opening to Fly Private Astronauts to Space Station

Even though Texas-based Axiom Space hasn't yet sent its first crew of customers to the International Space Station, NASA is…

2 years ago

‘I’m Truly Happy’: Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Floats Into Space Station

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has begun his first space adventure — an 11-day visit to the International Space Station that…

2 years ago

Mother and Daughter Win Tickets for Suborbital Space Ride With Virgin Galactic

A wellness coach from Antigua and her daughter are getting tickets for a suborbital space trip, thanks to the latest…

2 years ago