Space Tourism and Industry to Get to Colonization Critical Mass

Could space tourism enable lunar and orbital colonization to reach critical mass? I view colonization critical mass to be over 300k people. Around 1745, the American colonies passed a population of 1 million. This population had doubled twice from 250,000 people in 1700 and nearly tripled by 1780 to 2.7 million. SpaceX Super Heavy Starship …

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Virgin Galactic Sees Demand for Million Dollar Premium Sub-orbital Tourism

Virgin Galactic sees demand for premium million-dollar packages for sub-orbital space tourism. They will first expand to spaceports on every continent. They want to expand their system and integrate with regular air ports. They want to get to high-speed point to point travel. They have the potential to fly anywhere in the world within an …

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Space Tourism Company Virgin Galactic Has $6.5 Billion Valuation

Virgin Galactic (ticker symbol SPCE) has tripled in value over the last seven weeks to about $6.5 billion. Virgin Galactic will fly tourists past the 60-mile height which counts as flying into space. Virgin Galactic charges $250,000 for each passenger and have about 600 reservations and 3000 expressions of interest. Brian WangBrian Wang is a …

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Virgin 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 space. There was a chief pilot, pilot and an astronaut instructor. Congratulations to our Chief …

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Fishing, 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 Sea. China Communications Construction Corporation (CCCC) and its subsidiaries developed some of world’s largest dredgers. …

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SpaceX 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 Yusaku Maezawa. So Nextbigfuture was correct in calling him as my favorite. The first private …

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Private 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. US private jets has grown 34% from 2006 to 2016 to reach 12,717. Boom Supersonic …

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Chinese 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, an increase of 4.5% year-on-year, and ranking first worldwide. Chinese Police have been brought to …

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