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NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX just launched its first tourist crew into Earth's orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The mission, called Inspiration4, will have four civilians orbiting in the spaceship for three days. NASA astronauts' video from inside the ship shows how cramped their quarters will be. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Spaceships, Lockheed Martin, Astronauts, Air Force, Crew Dragon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Proctor, Hawthorne California


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Jeff Bezos Dick Rocket Goes on Sale for $69 in Scale Model Form

Model rocket maker Estes is releasing a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin rocket New Shepard, meaning that anyone will be able to launch their own version of the spacecraft 400 feet into the air. But if you’re wondering, yes, the Estes version looks exactly like the real version. Which is to say that it looks like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Space Tourism, Rocket, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Shepard, ESTES, New Shepard, Private Spaceflight, C6, Blue Origin New Shepard, Space Industry


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Jeff Bezos' astronaut wings might only be 'honorary' after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." See more stories on...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos went to space to realize how fragile Earth is. A 10-minute flight may not be long enough to experience this 'overview effect.'

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin Astronauts realize Earth is fragile when seeing it from space. This is called the "overview effect." Jeff Bezos endeavored to feel that sensation during his roughly 10-minute spaceflight on Tuesday. One expert isn't sure a short flight is enough to profoundly change the billionaire's perspective. See more stories on Insider's business page. When NASA astronaut Alan Shepard saw Earth while walking on the moon in 1971, he cried. Oth...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Bezos, Alan Shepard, Frank White, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos's guests describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows (left to right) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. Overall, though, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos' guest describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows. From left, Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. But overall, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Or...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos left planet Earth and returned victorious, completing Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches, July 20, 2021. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Bezos's brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen flew with him. Blue Origin aims to launch tourists soon. Bezos eventually wants human settlements in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have lau...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is about to fly to the edge of ...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Live, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times


Watch Jeff Bezos launch to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers landed safely from their fl...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, with no pilot or spacesuit. His flight will be unlike any before it.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. Bezos and his fellow passengers will experience weightlessness for about three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior launch, with no pilot and probably no spacesuits. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Jeff Bezos is preparing to...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Branson


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches into space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin plans to livestream the launch; the feed will be embedded here once it's available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest pe...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


Jeff Bezos is risking his life to reach space. The rocket has flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is about to place his life in the hands...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos


Virgin Galactic plans to introduce 2 new spacecraft that are easier to maintain and turn around for daily flights

Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is offering new shares to raise $500 million to develop its space fleet and spaceports. The CEO told the Financial Times the company faces hurdles following the successful flight with founder Richard Branson. There will be two more tests this year before commercial passenger flights begin in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virgin Galactic is looking to raise $500 million in order to fund the development of its space fleet and expansio...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Branson, Financial Times, Spaceport America, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, US Securities Exchange Commission, Michael Colglazier, Colglazier


Virgin Galactic CEO says the company faces big short-term hurdles as it redesigns its spacecraft and looks to offer 400 flights per spaceport each year

Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic is offering new shares to raise $500 million to develop its space fleet and spaceports. The CEO told the Financial Times the company faces hurdles following the successful flight with founder Richard Branson. There will be two more tests this year before commercial passenger flights begin in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virgin Galactic is looking to raise $500 million in order to fund the development of its space fleet and expansio...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Branson, Financial Times, Spaceport America, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, US Securities Exchange Commission, Michael Colglazier, Colglazier


Catch up on billionaire Richard Branson's trip to space with these photos of what it's like to fly with Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson flew to the edge of space on Sunday. He joined a crew of three Virgin employees for the fourth flight of SpaceShipTwo above 50 miles. Branson's role was "mission specialist," testing the passenger experience for future customers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire Richard Branson, who founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, joined a crew of three employees and two pilots for the fourth high-altitude test fligh...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Features, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Richard Branson, Astronaut, Chris Hadfield, Branson, Vms, Joe, Reuters, Spaceport America


Business owners in a tiny desert town are 'excited but apprehensive' to see whether a $220 million bet on billionaire Richard Branson's spaceport will pay off

The owner of the Rocket Inn in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, says the business and the town have seen little impact from the $220 million the state used to construct Spaceport America. Heather Schlitz/Business Insider New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the US, paid $220 million to build Spaceport America. Sunday's launch has some hopeful that space tourism will revitalize their struggling town. Other business owners are skeptical, saying they've seen little positive impa...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Retail, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Branson, Spaceports, Val, Wilkes, Spaceport America, LAS CRUCES, Sierra County


600 people have reserved $250,000 tickets to fly to space with Virgin Galactic, including celebrities like Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga

Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is expected to fly to the edge of space on Sunday. Roughly 600 people - including celebrities - have reserved tickets worth $250,000 for future flights. Another 1,000 have made deposits for when ticket sales resume after Branson's flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. While Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos claim they aren't in a race to be the first billionaire in space, a long list of wealthy people aim to b...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Celebrities, Entertainment, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Richard Branson, Lady Gaga, New Mexico, Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bezos, Tickets, Reservations, Branson


A startup offering to take tourists to space in a ship lifted by an enormous balloon is selling tickets for $125,000 a ride

Spaceship Neptune. Space Perspective Space Perspective is building a balloon that will shuttle tourists to the "edge of space." Tickets for the luxury six-hour round trip journey start at $125,000. The Spaceship Neptune will bring tourists above 99% of Earth's atmosphere. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forget airplanes, cruises, and hotels. Space Perspective wants to take you on a $125,000 luxury trip to the "edge of space," according to the company. Spacesh...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Tourism, Neptune, Jane Poynter, Kennedy Space Center, Nikki Ekstein


Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnam...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Winning bid for a seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft goes for $28 million

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will pay $28 million for the trip to the edge of space. The company began taking bids last month for a seat on the spacecraft in its first crewed trip set for July 20. The winner of the auction will fly on the spacecraft with Jeff Bezos and his brother for 11 minutes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The winning bid for a seat on Blue Origin's first-ev...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Rocket, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Victoria Cavaliere, New Shepard, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Tech Insider, Mark Bezos, Space Tourists


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on July 20. Bezos, his brother, and an auction winner will experience weightlessness for three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior US launch, with no pilot and possibly no spacesuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is preparing to rocket...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos


Space tourism is about to take off. Here's how firms like Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX are making sure visitors' bodies can survive the trip.

SpaceX Companies are preparing to take tourists to the edge of space as soon as 2022. Bidding for a seat onboard a Blue Origin spaceship has reached a whopping $2.8 million. As voyages get longer, training regimens will make sure humans can handle the trip. See more stories on Insider's business page. Companies like Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin are gearing up to send tourists to the edge of space - and eventually, beyond - But for ordinary...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Space X, Blue Origin, Afp, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its space tourism rocket set to launch in July

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Blue Origin is auctioning off a single ticket for a space tour on July 20. Bidding for the first space tour began on Wednesday and will go through June 12. The company released a video announcing its plans to start selling rides on its New Shepard rocket last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its first-ever space tourism flight.It will be the New Shepard's first fl...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Texas, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Exploration, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin will soon begin selling tickets for rides on its space-tourism rocket

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Getty Images / Blue Origin Blue Origin released a video announcing its plans to start selling rides on its New Shepard rocket. The company said it plans to release more details on the space tours on May 5. Tickets are expected to be competitive with Virgin Galactic's space tours at around $250,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin will soon begin selling tickets for space tours on its New Shepa...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Exploration, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, West Texas


Blue Origin will upgrade New Shepard rocket with the ability to simulate lunar gravity

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will be providing NASA with a valuable scientific tool ahead of the U.S. space agency’s goal of returning to the Moon: The ability to run experiments in simulated lunar gravity much closer to home, in suborbital space. NASA revealed that Blue Origin will be modifying its reusable New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle to add Moon gravity approximation via rotation of the spacecraft’s capsule. That’ll effectively turn it into one big centrifuge, which will mean that object...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, Space Tourism, Moon, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman



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