MIGBUS: Airbus’ crazy spacecoaster idea

Space tourism is great. It is wildly expensive though. In the early 2000s, Airbus had an idea to make it cheaper by creating Migbus: strapping a transparent passenger capsule to the MiG-31 fighter jet....


Virgin Galactic to test crewed flights, Branson to fly in 2021

Virgin Galactic comes one step closer to ‘space tourism’. The company plans to perform first crewed test flights of VSS Unity from October 22, 2020, document by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says....


Virgin Galactic reveals their $250K a seat spaceship cabin

Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic revealed the interior design of their SpaceshipTwo, a space plane designed to provide astronaut-like experience for everyone willing to pay $250,000....


SpaceX signs first passenger for lunar BFR mission

Guess what, SpaceX announced on September 13, 2018, it has signed “the world’s first private passenger” for a flight around the Moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). ...


Opinion: financing and regulating trips to the final frontier

To the ordinary person, commercial space travel may seem like a pipe dream, but at an embryonic level a few well-funded space companies are creaking into action. Most of these space tourism products and technologies are still in their early stages, so for a commercial company setting a price is a delicate balancing act....