Space Tourism

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Name: Space Tourism
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Expert says launch business overblown

Florida and other states appear eager to catch the next wave of the rocket-launch business. But before they throw big public money at private commercial space interests, state officials should do a serious reality check, a top expert says.While the space ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

DEL STONE JR.: Private firms will go where no one has gone before

I fell in love with astronomy at an early age.I had it all — a map of the solar system on my bedroom wall, a small reflector telescope and all the geeky science and science fiction books I could devour. I wanted to be an astronomer when I grew up.Unfortunately, ... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Isle of Man’s space tourism ambitions a distant dream

Mission abort! That’s the status of Manx-registered Excalibur Almaz’s space tourism plans.The company’s founder and chief executive, Art Dula, told the Manx Independent plans for a hotel 400km up in space had been shelved due to a four-fold increase in ... [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Arizona firm new entrant into space tourism fray

Space travel will soon be in the realms of reality. World View Enterprises Inc. of Tucson, Arizona, hopes to send passengers up to 100,000 feet into the Earth’s atmosphere in a high-altitude air balloon by 2016.The $75,000-ride could take six passengers ... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Space-port short-list unveiled

TweetThe Government has unveiled the short-list of locations for the UK’s first space-port.Eight sites across the UK are being considered by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) — six of them in Scotland. It is proposed that the space-port, which will be the first ... [Published Machinery Market - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

End of the space tourism dream?

The dream of creating a space tourism industry in the Isle of Man has been aborted.The Manx Independent reveals why this week.The story is on page one, together with a report about a nurse who’s facing disciplinary action after allegedly allowing a patient ... [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Top scientists welcome potential spaceport plans

TOP space scientists at Aberystwyth University have welcomed news that an airfield in north Wales could become the UK’s first launch pad for orbital leisure flights.The Department for Transport announced last week that the Llanbedr Airfield near Harlech ... [Published Cambrian News - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 2 reports

Space Tourism Needs an ‘Orbital Megabus’ to Truly Lift Off (Op-Ed)

This article was originally published at The Conversation.[1] The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.[2] Britain has joined the race to become a leading hub of commercial space flight, announcing eight potential ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

U.K. Space: The Next Frontier for Space Tourism

The U.K. plans to build a commercial port for space tourism as it seeks to build a $40 billion industry by 2030. WSJ’s Rory Jones looks at how other companies are joining the space tour ... [Published Herald Sun - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 6 reports

UK to open spaceport by 2018

Plans to open a spaceport by 2018 were unveiled at Farnborough Airshow today, as figures revealed the space sector has grown at 7.2 per cent over the last two years.A report by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) highlighted eight airfields that could ... [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 6 reports

Spaceport to be announced

, 1:43amPLANS for the location of a new spaceport are expected to be announced at the Farnborough Airshow, to provide for satellite launches and commercial space flight operations.Eight locations are likely candidates for the proposed spaceport, with ... [Published City A.M. - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 15 reports

U.K. to open its first commercial spaceport by 2018

Space tourism isn't a reality yet, but the U.K. British government officials are preparing to announce plans to build the country's first commercial spaceport, reports the Guardian, with an official announcement expected Tuesday. A commercial spaceport ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 14 2014]

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"There is a sort of war between the states for the next big thing in the space business," he said. "They are all jockeying for position. But nobody really knows how big this thing is going to be in terms of jobs and all the rest of the economic impact — which might actually turn outout to be not that significant."
He announced on Twitter yesterday that: "Today we have a four-hour meeting for our new campaign, in which we are hiring a real monkey."
...the Islamic world's entry into the era of space exploration," the Arabian Business quoted UAE's president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. "We will prove that we are capable of delivering new scientific contributions to humanity."
...They describe the Apollo 11 as mankind's greatest achievement of the 20th century. "In ten years, America went from rocketing monkeys into space to landing a man on the moon" . There just a few iPhone apps that will tell you more about that moment...

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Expert says launch business overblown [Published Orlando Sentinel - Jul 27 2014]
DEL STONE JR.: Private firms will go where no o... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Jul 27 2014]
Speech: Scotland’s science and research communi... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 25 2014]
My Chat With Neil De Grasse Tyson - And Why "Co... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 25 2014]
Isle of Man’s space tourism ambitions a distant... [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Jul 25 2014]
Indra develops tourism management platform for ... [Published PredictWallStreet - Jul 25 2014]
Arizona firm new entrant into space tourism fray [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 24 2014]
Space-port short-list unveiled [Published Machinery Market - Jul 24 2014]
End of the space tourism dream? [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Jul 24 2014]
City Diary: Every little helps as Tesco cuts lo... [Published Telegraph - Jul 24 2014]
Big runway key to spaceport plans [Published Newquay Voice - Jul 23 2014]
Investing in space: what the UK Space Agency ca... [Published Conversation AU - Jul 23 2014]
Still buzzing [Published Engineer Online - Jul 23 2014]
Top scientists welcome potential spaceport plans [Published Cambrian News - Jul 23 2014]
The Rise of Boutique Rocket Firms Inspired By S... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jul 23 2014]
Forget London; UK Looks to Scotland for Possibl... [Published Jaunted - Jul 22 2014]
Gangly jet joins Flying Heritage Collection [Published HeraldNet - Jul 22 2014]
News from the Farnborough International Airshow... [Published Space News - Jul 21 2014]
Government Matters - July 20, 2014 [Published WJLA.com - Jul 21 2014]
UK’s eight potential locations for its first sp... [Published Times of Malta - Jul 21 2014]
Newquay Airport: Cornwall identified as possibl... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 21 2014]
Space Race On in Middle East, UAE Plans Planet ... [Published International Business Times Australia - Jul 21 2014]
Celebrate 45 Years Since the Apollo 11 Moon Lan... [Published Softpedia - Jul 21 2014]
Thank You for Looking Up [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 20 2014]
Tranquility Base Day in Hawaii [Published Hawaii 24/7 - Jul 20 2014]
Moon landing anniversary: Area man helped in ma... [Published Saratogian - Jul 19 2014]
Small steps and giant leaps [Published Noodls - Jul 19 2014]
Way We Were: A UK spaceport will put the final ... [Published The Sentinel - Jul 19 2014]
Spaceport support? [Published Engineer Online - Jul 18 2014]
Britain Plots Course for Domestic Small-satelli... [Published Space News - Jul 18 2014]
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United Arab Emirates Says It Will Go To Mars By... [Published TIME.com - Jul 17 2014]
The big news out of the Middle East this week is mostly about war and other kinds of tribulation, as it was last week and probably will for weeks to come. War and tribulation, that is, plus a mission to Mars. According to a report by Reuters, the ...
U.K. Space: The Next Frontier for Space Tourism [Published WSJ.com Video - Business - Jul 16 2014]
The U.K. plans to build a commercial port for space tourism as it seeks to build a $40 billion industry by 2030. WSJ’s Rory Jones looks at how other companies are joining the space tourism industry. ...
Britain To Build First Spaceport Outside America [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 16 2014]
Britain is to build the first spaceport outside of America by the year 2018, the government has announced. The facility will eventually enable tourists to take commercial flights to Australia in just two hours, but before that it will be used to launch ...
Speech: Spaceport UK [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Jul 15 2014]
Good morning. The fact that there was such a rush to exhibit here today (15 July 2014) and that we have so many great names in this audience is testament to the fact that the space industry in Britain is once again confident and flourishing. It is ...
U.K. Scouts for Site to Build Space Port [Published WSJ.com Video - Digits - Jul 15 2014]
The U.K is in talks with eight locations around the country to build a space port, part of a government effort to create a $40 billion space tourism industry by 2030. Photo: Getty Images ...
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Test flight shows balloon space tourism no flig... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Jun 25 2014]
Test flight shows balloon space tourism no flig... [Published Reuters Video: Technology - Jun 25 2014]
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