News Stories relating to "space tourist"
Monday, March 18, 2013
US millionaire Dennis Tito, who became the first private space tourist when he paid Russia $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001, wants to send a married couple on a round trip to Mars when planetary alignment is favorable for this 2018.
The trip will take advantage of the alignment of heavenly...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The UK--not the US--is the headquarters of Virgin Galactic, which Richard Branson hopes will create an entirely new tourism market--in space. Are private companies taking over this task because there are secrets NASA doesn't want us to know
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
No, it's not Chernobyl
, although the Ukraine is encouraging tourism there. Private companies are poised to take over space travel
and now the newest thing in travel thrills is private...
Thursday, April 4, 2002
Researchers are planning to create cable car in space. Twenty tons of cable would need to be taken up to into space to get the project started. Space cable cars could also be established on planets like Mars.
For a space cable car to function, a cable with one end attached to the Earth?s surface would stretch upward over 200 miles. Once...
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
The 22-year-old rock star Lance Bass of the group ?Nsync plans to take a ride on a Russian Soyuz capsule to the international Alpha station. California millionaire Dennis Tito became the world?s first space tourist in April 2001 after paying $20 million for a seat aboard a Russian rocket to the international space station. South African...