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 […]Read More Virgin Galactic and LEGO Ideas Go Together Like Paul and Storm
Are you a citizen scientist with a satellite payload idea? Then this might be the program for you: Citizens in Space. Citizens in Space would like you to develop an actual experiment, one in which you’ll be surprised by the outcome, no matter what the outcome is. They’d like you to keep the payload experiment within […]Read More DIY Space: Citizens in Space
Just my latest Clearancejobs.com 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.Read More The New Spaceports Are Here
I’ve mentioned in a previous post the possibility of using balloons in accomplishing a satellite’s work. Especially if the work can be done by the balloon more responsively, more effectively, and cheaply. If all three of those factors are present, then why not? It just makes sense. For World View Enterprises’ space balloon efforts, though, just achieving […]Read More Flying in a Space Balloon.
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 […]Read More Space Tourism, the Costly Frontier