Virgin Galactic and LEGO Ideas Go Together Like Paul and Storm

There’s some hope out there that Virgin Galactic will eventually start flying passengers to sub-orbit and back sometime this year.  And the spacecraft Virgin Galactic intends to use to do that is SpaceShipTwo, with the help of its airborne launch platform, WhiteKnight Two.  Of course, that particular kind of flight is a bit pricey, about […]

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Google Wants a Piece of Virgin

Another space announcement from Google and Virgin Galactic last week took many folks by surprise.  Google is supposed to be in talks with Virgin Galactic, and supposedly wants to buy a small stake in the sub-orbital flight company.  One telltale sign of the seriousness of the talks is the companies have signed up and registered […]

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The New Spaceports Are Here

Just my latest post.  This it’s time about the newer spaceports in the US.  Will there be enough business for them?  With high prices, it’s hard to tell.  You can make a better guess after reading:  New Spaceports Readying for New Spaceship Business.

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Space Tourism, the Costly Frontier

In previous articles I’ve talked about cheap small satellites for the general public to buy and even use in orbit.  But what if you want something more?  What if you want to be, if only for a few minutes, an astronaut?  “Space tourism is too expensive!” you say?  Maybe, if you only follow Virgin Galactic’s sub-orbital efforts […]

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