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airplaneVirgin Galactic Flies First Passenger in Suborbital Test

Virgin Galactic had a suborbital test flight with a passenger. SpaceShipTwo reached an apogee of: 55.87miles 295,007ft 89.9km Virgin Galactic flew at three times the speed of sound. Three people were on the test flight that flew to edge of …

futureVirgin Galactic will be in space for test flights in weeks

Virgin Galactic next phase of test flights will see its spaceship burn its rockets longer and go faster with the goal of reaching space. A ticket on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two does not come cheap. Currently, the fare price stands …

chinaFishing, tourism and energy business in the South China Sea

Xue Gong researched and wrote The Role of Chinese Corporate Players in China’s South China Sea Policy”. It shows extensive work by Chinese State-Owned-Enterprises (SEO) in developing infrastructure and tourism, as well as oil and gas, in the South China …

moonElon Musk’s Faith in humanity restored by Yusaku

Elon Musk indicated that his faith in humanity was greatly restored by Yusaku Maezawa. Yusaka has purchased a SpaceX BFR flight where he and artist guests will be the first civilians to fly around the moon. Yusaku took his money …

japanSpaceX Moon Orbit Tourist might be one of these Japanese Billionaires

On Monday, there will be an announcement from SpaceX of moon orbiting tourist. The word is that the tourist is from Japan. The cost of the flight will probably be over $150 million. UPDATE: The Japanese billionaire was announced as …

spaceSpaceX says they are talking to another potential space tourist

NASA has been unable to fly people from U.S. soil since the shuttle was retired in July 2011. US astronauts have flown to the international space station on Russian rockets. In 2014, NASA awarded $6.8 billion in contracts to Boeing …

airplanesPrivate jets and business class are shifting to supersonic over the next 20 years

According to JetNet (reported in Knight Frank’s 2017 Wealth report), within the largest 10 markets for private aviation there are around 17,000 (16,854) privately owned aircraft registered. The US has 75% of private jet ownership amongst the top 10 markets. …

futureChinese tourists reshaping global tourism

Chinese tourists traveled overseas on 131 million occasions in 2017, an increase of 7.0% from the previous year. Data from the International Association of Tour Managers shows that overseas travel spending by Chinese tourists reached USD 261.1 billion in 2016, …

colonizationStartup will launch luxury space hotel in 2021 and charge about $800,000 per night

Startup Orion Span has developed proprietary technology to drive a full order of magnitude of cost out of the design and manufacture of a space station. They are proud to announce Aurora Station will launch in late 2021 as the …

airplaneVirgin Galactic has first test flight three years after accident

Virgin Galactic had a supersonic (mach 1.87 test flight). VSS Unity has completed our program’s longest rocket burn duration of 30 seconds, fastest speed of Mach 1.87 and highest altitude of 84,271 feet. VSS Unity completed her first supersonic, rocket-powered …