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SpaceX all-civilian crew took this out-of-this-world selfie

SpaceX's first rocket-riding space tourists have posted a selfie with one heck of a backdrop. The crew returned safely home on Sunday after three days in space.
Tags: Photography, Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Jared Isaacman, Inspiration4


All-civilian SpaceX crew took this out-of-this-world selfie

SpaceX's first rocket-riding space tourists have posted a selfie with one heck of a backdrop. The crew returned safely home on Sunday after three days in space.
Tags: Photography, Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Jared Isaacman, Inspiration4


Watch the best bits from SpaceX’s historic all-civilian mission

Check out the highlights of SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, including the launch, the stunning views, and a crew member's impromptu ukulele performance.
Tags: Photography, Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Features, Space Tourism, Crew Dragon, Inspiration4


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 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 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


How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission now

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Inspiration4


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


How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission tonight

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Inspiration4


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


How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission on Wednesday

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Inspiration4


Launch of SpaceX Inspiration4 mission pushed back by a day

The crew of SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, will wait a little longer to go into space as the mission launch has been delayed by a day.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Inspiration4


We must subsidize and regulate space exploration

Joshua Jahani Contributor Share on Twitter Joshua Jahani is a lecturer at Cornell University and New York University, and a board adviser at the investment bank Jahani and Associates specializing in the Middle East and Africa. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (popularizing the modern internet). He didn’t protect the technology because he wanted it to benefit us all. Three decades later, most of the power —...
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Opinion, Government, Africa, Tech, Policy, Atlantic, United States, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Virgin Galactic, Middle East, Spaceflight, Aerospace


How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Inspiration4


FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight

Mariella Moon Contributor Mariella Moon is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into an anomaly on the Virgin Galactic flight that carried Richard Branson to space. In a piece discussing not just that particular flight but the company’s various safety issues throughout the years, The New Yorker explained that Vi...
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Tech, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, Virgin, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Air Traffic Control, Faa, New Yorker, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Spaceport


Astra Space slides 24% after its test rocket for the US Space Force failed to reach orbit

Astra Space's LV0006 test launch on Saturday. Astra Space Astra Space shares dropped 24% Monday after a rocket it launched in Alaska failed to reach orbit. The LV0006 launch vehicle reached an altitude of about 31 miles before it the flight was ordered to shut down. Saturday's launch was a test payload for the US Space Force. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astra Space shares were knocked down by more than 20% on Monday after the company's rocket launch over...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Space Tourism, Alaska, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, U.S. military, Rocket Launch, US Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, Astra, Kodiak Alaska, Carla Mozee, U S Space Force, Pacific Spaceport Complex, US Space Force


Virgin Galactic: Final chance to win free flight to edge of space

Time is running out to win a couple of tickets for a ride to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered aircraft.
Tags: News, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Flight, Rocket Flight


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


This luxury capsule is competing for space tourism customers

Florida-based Space Perspective is planning to use a giant hydrogen-filled balloon for the trip of a lifetime high above the clouds.
Tags: Space, Florida, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Space Perspective, Balloon Flight


Virgin Galactic video showcases its pricey space tourism service

A new video shows exactly what Virgin Galactic's high-paying space tourism passengers can expect when climbing aboard its Unity spaceplane next year.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic


Virgin Galactic’s space tourism ticket price rockets skyward

Ahead of the launch of a commercial space tourism service next year, Virgin Galactic has nearly doubled the cost of a seat on its space plane.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, VSS Unity


A docuseries on the Inspiration4 mission is coming to Netflix

Inspiration4 is getting its own documentary. Netflix said Tuesday it would be releasing a five-part series on the mission, its first documentary to cover an event “in near real-time,” in five parts in September. “Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space” will follow the first all-civilian Inspiration4 crew as they prepare for and undergo a three-day flight to low Earth orbit. The private flight is being funded by — surprise! — a billionaire: Jared Isaacman, the CEO and founder of payment process...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Netflix, Space Tourism, Commercial Spaceflight, Michael Jordan, Espn, Lockheed Martin, Chicago Bulls, Air Force, Aerospace, Falcon, Outer Space


A docuseries on SpaceX’s first all-civilian rocket launch is coming to Netflix

Inspiration4 is getting its own documentary. Netflix said Tuesday it would be releasing a five-part series on the mission, its first documentary to cover an event “in near real-time,” in five parts in September. “Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space” will follow the first all-civilian Inspiration4 crew as they prepare for and undergo a three-day flight to low Earth orbit. The private flight is being funded by — surprise! — a billionaire: Jared Isaacman, the CEO and founder of payment process...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Earth, Netflix, Space Tourism, Commercial Spaceflight, Michael Jordan, Espn, Lockheed Martin, Chicago Bulls, Air Force, Aerospace, Falcon, Outer Space


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


Comparing altitudes between Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX

Our friend Jim Leftwich created this infographic comparing the altitudes of the billionaire boys club space launches. Image: Jim Leftwich
Tags: Post, Spacex, News, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Flight, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic Blue Origin, Jim Leftwich


You won't go to space any time soon, no matter what the billionaires say

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Patrick Pluel/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Insider This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went on suborbital space flights with their respective companies. The billionaires say they plan to make space tourism mainstream, but the trips came with hefty price tags. Space law experts say the prices aren't the only thing that will stop the average person from going on a space tour. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Musk, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos


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


Guess who Jeff Bezos thanked for his Blue Origin rocket ride

It may not surprise you to learn who billionaire Jeff Bezos has thanked for making his rocket trip to the edge of space possible.
Tags: Amazon, Space, News, Trends, Online Shopping, Space Tourism, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin


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