Commercial spaceflight industry sees Inspiration4 as a pathfinder but not a model

KIHEI, Hawaii — SpaceX’s first totally business Crew Dragon mission is being carefully watched by each NASA and different corporations within the business human spaceflight sector, who see it as a pathfinder... Read more »

Op-ed | Space tourism’s environmental price tag

There’s no such factor as a free launch — particularly in terms of suborbital pleasure rides Whether or not or not you agree with Elon Musk that we’d like larger quantity and... Read more »

FAA revises criteria for commercial astronaut wings

EL PASO, Texas — The Federal Aviation Administration has revised its standards for awarding astronaut wings to these flying on industrial spacecraft, making the necessities stricter whereas together with a major loophole.... Read more »

Russia to select actress for Soyuz mission in May

DOUGLAS, U.Okay. — The Russian actress who will probably be despatched to the Worldwide Area Station on the upcoming Soyuz MS-19 spaceflight will probably be introduced from amongst 4 finalists on Might... Read more »

Contest for Crew Dragon seat well short of fundraising goal

WASHINGTON — A contest to raffle off a seat on an upcoming Crew Dragon mission has raised solely a small fraction of its aim up to now, however the contest organizers say... Read more »

Axiom announces crew for first private ISS mission

WASHINGTON — A industrial Crew Dragon mission to the Worldwide House Station early subsequent yr chartered by Axiom House will carry 4 non-public astronauts — however not a celebrity actor. Axiom House... Read more »

Space Adventures reaches settlement with would-be lunar tourist

WASHINGTON — House tourism firm House Adventures has reached a settlement in a lawsuit introduced practically two years in the past by a person who signed up for the corporate’s proposed mission... Read more »

‘What the hell happened?’: The rise and fall of suborbital space tourism companies

This text initially appeared within the June 5, 2017 subject of table4 journal. Burt Rutan was not completely satisfied. The well-known plane designer, now retired, was one of many individuals in a webcast... Read more »

A short history of lunar space tourism

When Elon Musk introduced plans final month that SpaceX desires to ship two individuals on a business mission across the moon as quickly as late 2018, it was a shock, but additionally... Read more »