Space Tourism

Take A Trip To Space In A Balloon, ONLY £45k

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

A commercial spaceflight company has just completed trials to send customers to the edge of the atmosphere in a balloon. The company responsible, W...

WATCH: Virgin Galactic Makes Giant Leap In New Rocket Test

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Virgin Galactic has now unveiled video of the launch. See above: Richard Branson's quest to put paying tourists into space took another lea...

Go To Space, In A Balloon, For £46,000

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Tech

Want to go to space but don't have £154,000 to give to Richard Branson? Well now a company will let you float 62 miles up for the bargain price of...

Virgin Galactic Nears Take-Off With Record Rocket Thruster Test

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has taken another big step towards the first commercial space flights for tourists, after breaking more records with its latest powere...

Fancy Seeing This View From A Balloon?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Tech

Humanity is on the verge of a new age of space tourism - well, those lucky enough to be able to spend £135,000 on a trip on Virgin Galactic. Thank...

Virgin Galactic Rockets Towards First Commercial Space Tours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Tech

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has completed its first rocket-powered flight. The latest test is a crucial milestone for the project, which aims...

Buzz Aldrin Launches Competition To Send Briton To Space

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Tech

Buzz Aldrin has launched a once-in-a-lifetime chance for an average Briton to blast into orbit. One UK competition winner and 21 others from around...

UK 'Could Seek To Build Spaceport' To Support Commercial Space Tourism

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Tech

The UK could seek to build a spaceport for commercial use, a government minister has said. Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said th...

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How Feasible Is The £100m Private Trip To The Moon?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Tech

Recently HuffPost - and most of the world's media - reported that Excalibur Almaz (EA), a company based on the Isle of Man, will attempt to send touri...

Want A Space Suit? That'll Be $10k

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Tech

With more opportunities to go into space coming along every day, it might just be time to invest in your own space suit. Luckily for you, one compa...

Tickets To The Moon? Yours For £100m

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech

A British company has offered tourists the chance to go the Moon - for the low, low price of £100m. Excalibur Almaz, an aerospace company based on...

Affordable Space Tourism For Us All?

Alex Fisk | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Tech

Space tourism has come a hell of a long way since the mysteries of the final frontier were unveiled to an awestruck worldwide audience by Yuri Gagarin...

Britain Needs A Spaceport To Rocket Ahead Of The Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

The UK space industry risks losing out in the booming sector unless it builds a spaceport, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD). With spac...

Is Scotland The Ideal Space Tourism Base?

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Tech

The United States may be the home for Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture Virgin Galactic, but, even though flights are not scheduled to take ...

Virgin SpaceShipTwo 'Dropped Like A Rock' During Test Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

A malfunction on Virgin Galactic's commercial space travel plane saw the craft "drop like a rock" and nosedive towards earth during a test flight, it ...