Tagged: Virgin Galactic

Billionaire space race: the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth - News

Guest Author Jul 24, 2021

Tim Jackson, University of Surrey Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids, laments the Rocket Man in Elton John’s timeless classic. In fact, it’s cold as hell. But that doesn’t seem to worry a new generation of space entrepreneurs intent on colonising the “final frontier” as fast as possible. Don’t get me wrong. I’m no sullen technophobe. Read More

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin: can they be more than ‘space’ joyrides for millionaires? - News

Guest Author Jul 19, 2021

Ian Whittaker, Nottingham Trent University and Gareth Dorrian, University of Birmingham Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard a Virgin Galactic plane on July 12. The event was hailed as the start of space tourism, narrowly beating the planned launch on 20 July … Read More

All passengers: please remember your space insurance - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 29, 2010

Excellent stuff, this, and a fitting way of both apologising for my recent absence, and attempting to be sufficiently interesting to lure my readers (who have no doubt wandered) back to the fold. Aah, look at them playing so nicely together! Although this can't possible be safe... The topic of today’s post?  … Read More