Space Perspective's slow trip into the firmament lasts six hours, compared to eleven minutes on other commercial space flights. A Florida company is now offering a different space-flight experience than the rocket-based trips from Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and Space-X. Space Perspective said that last Friday’s successful launch of its space balloon, Neptune One, shows that another type of space travel is possible.
‘Welcome to space, Scotland’: Nation’s first astronaut Dave Mackay on the view from the Virgin Galactic cockpit
Around one month ago, on May 22, Dave Mackay got his second opportunity to look at the deserts of the south-western United States from 55 miles in the air. It was a little over two years since he’d last crossed the NASA-designated boundary of 50 miles and become the first native-born Scot in space, and again the colours were what stood out to him most.
Jeff Bezos became, literally, the richest man in the world after founding Amazon. Like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, Blue Origin hopes to one day offer rides into space to paying customers. Bezos has announced he will personally fly aboard the firm’s flagship spacecraft, the New Shepard, alongside his brother and third person next month.
Sir Richard Branson is in talks to take his satellite launch firm public through a $3bn (£2.1bn) blank-cheque deal. The tycoon is finalising a deal to merge Virgin Orbit with NextGen Acquisition II, a special purpose acquisition company (Spac) set up by former Goldman Sachs banker George Mattson, Sky News reported.
Richard Branson looks likely to go to space aboard a Virgin Galactic ship as early as next month. That comes from a report on Parabolic Arc suggesting plans are afoot at Virgin Galactic to get the billionaire into orbit over the July 4 holiday weekend in the US. In an unbelievable co-incidence, this news reaches us just days after it was announced that Jeff Bezos will fly to space on July 20.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced he will blast into space aboard the New Shepard rocket built by his Blue Origin firm, but social media users have mocked the endeavour Billionaire Jeff Bezos has announced he will blast into space – on a thingy-shaped rocket. The Amazon founder will make the daring journey aboard the New Shepard rocket built by his Blue Origin firm.
She will study the effects of spaceflight on astronauts in real-time using a biomonitor system. American spaceflight company Virgin Galactic is going to launch science communicator and aerospace researcher Kellie Gerardi. She is going to be a payload specialist on an upcoming mission of the company. According to a report in TechCrunch, Gerardi will be researching healthcare technologies on her space flight.
Space tourism is about to take off. Here's how firms like Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX are making sure visitors' bodies can survive the trip.
Companies are preparing to take tourists to the edge of space as soon as 2022. Bidding for a seat onboard a Blue Origin spaceship has reached a whopping $2.8 million. As voyages get longer, training regimens will make sure humans can handle the trip. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Kellie Gerardi, citizen scientists and STEM influencer, will fly in space. Virgin Galactic will launch Kellie Gerardi, an aerospace researcher and science communicator who's captured the world's attention with books and TikTok videos, to space as a payload specialist on an upcoming mission.
Kellie Gerardi, a researcher with the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS), experiences weightlessness on a zero gravity planeSteve BOXALL AFP Washington (AFP) Space tourism company Virgin Galactic announced Thursday it will send researcher Kellie Gerardi, a well-known figure on TikTok, into space to conduct experiments for several minutes while weightless.
VIRGIN Galactic has announced its first scientific mission which will see a scientist blasted into space to conduct experiments and test new healthcare technologies. Kellie Gerardi, a researcher for the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS), will be sent into space in order to conduct experiments.
The story behind Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE) has been well documented over the past decade. The origins of the company date back to 2004 and charismatic founder Richard Branson. He’s always pushed boundaries and planned to launch commercial spacecraft into the atmosphere as early as 2009.
Virgin Galactic has performed its third voyage to the edge of space using the SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. This flight, which took place on 22 May, was the first to take off from the company’s Spaceport America facility in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic’s system comprises two parts: the rocket ship VSS Unity and the carrier aircraft VMS Eve.
BlackBerry shares rose as much as 12% amid increased chatter from Redditors. Shares have fallen back to single digits from their January high of $25.10. Meme stocks, including GameStop, AMC, and Virgin Galactic, also rallied Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Key Points Ark Invest's space exploration ETF sold its last remaining shares of Virgin Galactic on Tuesday. Cathie Wood's firm sold 12 shares of Virgin Galactic from its ARKX fund, the tiny remaining piece of a position that was about 672,000 shares when the ETF first began trading in late March.
Last weekend's successful test flight for Virgin Galactic should be the first in a series of positive events for the company, and investors should hop aboard, according to Canaccord Genuity. Shares of the space exploration company jumped almost 28% on Monday after a successful test flight over the weekend, erasing the year-to-date losses for a stock that had been under significant pressure.
Virgin Galactic reaches edge of Earth's atmosphere for the first time with two pilots- Technology News,
Founder Sir Richard Branson said this brings the roughly 15-year-old venture tantalizingly close to commercial flights for tourists. Virgin Galactic on Saturday made its first rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space in a manned shuttle, as the company forges toward offering tourist flights to the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Virgin Galactic completed its third flight to the edge of space as it gears up to accept space tourists next year
Virgin Galactic completed its third flight to the edge of space on Saturday. Richard Branson's space company aims to fly paying tourists to suborbital space starting in 2022. Shares of Virgin Galactic jumped following the successful test. See more stories on Insider's business page. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic successfully completed its third crewed flight to the edge of space on Saturday following a botched attempt in December.
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Beyond Meat — Shares of the alternative meat company surged around 10% after Bernstein double upgraded the stock to outperform from underperform.Beyond Meat's stock is down nearly 40% since January, but Bernstein said sales should gain steam again as the economic reopening widens.
Virgin Galactic shares rose 20% in pre-market trading following a successful Saturday test flight. Social media chatter took off, with Redditors saying the company's shares would "go to the moon." Shares have largely declined this year after reaching an all-time highs in February.