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Astronaut Andy Thomas says Australia is ideally suited to become space tourism base

Thu, 2014-01-09 07:55
Astronaut Andy Thomas wants Australia to become a base for space tourism flights, saying local conditions and facilities are ideally suited to benefit from a boom over the next few decades.
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Students get their own space odyssey, learning from astronauts Andy Thomas and Paolo Nespoli

Thu, 2014-01-09 05:20
Up-and-coming space engineers and budding astronauts from around the world have descended down under, hoping to learn a trick or two from some old hands who have already crossed the final frontier.
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Aero-News 2013 Year In Review: Aerospace

Fri, 2014-01-03 11:10
Commercial Spaceflight Companies Move Closer To Manned Missions, Space Tourism Much of the Aerospace news this year focused on commercial companies that are moving ever-closer to being able to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and tourists into space. Two commercial entities made re-supply flights to ISS this year, and one of those hopes to be carrying crewmenbers in the not ...
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2013 paves way for more scientific successes

Thu, 2014-01-02 13:02
Private drones, 3D mapping satellite, self-driving cars and space-tourism among biggest scientific achievements of 2013.
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Chinese travellers may soon enjoy space trips

Fri, 2013-12-27 18:02
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) Chinese travellers will be able to undertake space trips by 2014 end following an agreement signed here Friday between a Chinese travel agency and Netherlands-based space tourism firm. Travellers will have to pay a minimum of 580,000 yuan (about $95,000) to board the Lynx Mark I spacecraft produced by the US private aerospace company XCOR, Xinhua reported citing Zhang Yong ...
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Virgin Galactic’s Space Tourism Arrives in 2014

Fri, 2013-12-27 03:16
As 2013 closes Virgin Galactic has just recently tested re-entry of their VSS Enterprise, originally known as SpaceShipTwo spacecraft at a maximum altitude of 46,000 feet above the ground. This has been Richard Branson’s lifelong dream which is to commercialize space or otherwise known as to make space flights more affordable for ordinary people to...
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10 celebrities going to space

Wed, 2013-12-25 15:13
Space tourism is as hot as the sun right now and even more so among the rich and famous who are willing to pay $200,000 or more for 15 minutes in space aboard Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo.
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The future, coming to life in 2014 (pictures)

Fri, 2013-12-20 13:46
There's a point at which science fiction becomes reality. For these products and services -- even jetpacks! -- the time is now.
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Will Space Station Troubles Dampen Civilian Space Efforts?

Fri, 2013-12-13 15:12
Will the Space Station's hiccup throw a wrench in space tourism's plans?        
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NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly Joins World View Enterprises

Thu, 2013-12-12 11:16
Named Director of Flight Crew Operations For The Near-Space Tourism Company Former astronaut Mark Kelly has been named Director of Flight Crew Operations at World View Enterprises. A retired U.S. Navy test pilot and Space Shuttle Commander, Kelly will play a central role in the start-up commercial space business, which began taking reservations Monday for its "accessible, affordable" trips to ...
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