articles tagged: space tourism
americans want to remain leaders in space, but they seldom want to pay for it
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americans want to remain leaders in space, but they seldom want to pay for it

A recent Pew study about American attitudes on space exploration may seem like exciting news for NASA and space exploration advocates, but it doesn’t ask the questions that really matter.

spacex should partner with reaction engines
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spacex should partner with reaction engines

New designs for potential single stage to orbit space planes won't replace rockets. But they could handle crews while the rockets handle cargo.

a rocket-launched spaceliner: combining the worst of both worlds
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a rocket-launched spaceliner: combining the worst of both worlds

Combining the expense and inconvenience of a rocket launch with the noise and danger of hypersonic flight, this space liner is very unlikely to ever take off.

can spacex really build a martian metropolis?
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can spacex really build a martian metropolis?

Just how realistic is Elon Musk's 80,000 person outpost on Mars given enough time and money?

why our vision should go beyond our noses
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why our vision should go beyond our noses

Giving until it hurts is a feel good battlecry, not a viable strategy for development and progress.

why play with a zero-g playboy bunny
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why play with a zero-g playboy bunny

Playboy wants an adults-only luxury hotel in space. This is a great idea and not because of the implication.

anyone out there want to adopt an orbit?
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anyone out there want to adopt an orbit?

We absolutely want private companies to go explore space and take paying customers with them, but we'll also need a fair bit of regulation.

why we need to return to the moon
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why we need to return to the moon

It would be nothing short of self-sabotage not to use the Moon as a dress rehearsal for deep space missions and a hub for future astronauts.

why we need a plan to privatize space travel
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why we need a plan to privatize space travel

NASA's ability to hit ambitious future targets has to rely on private companies willing and eager to get to space, not traditional defense contractors.

behold the shape of things to come. hopefully…
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behold the shape of things to come. hopefully…

Virgin Galactic has unveiled the first prototype of SpaceShipTwo, the vehicle that will take tourists to the edge of space.

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