Space Tourism

In the recent past, two companies that have owners as billionaire entrepreneurs. The two people are Richard Bronson who does own Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin. The two companies have been making research on Space tourism. This is mainly how people will be available to travel to space and back. The researcher has […]

Virgin after another free glide flight !

Virgin Galactic performed another in-flight test of their VSS Unity spaceplane on May 1, 2017. This time main purpose of free glide flight was test of feather system. This flight is part of flight campaign planned for 2016-2017 with one objective: to test all the systems of  VSS Unity to make first engine flight possible already […]

Virgin Galactic completed last flight in 2016

Virgin Galactic managed to conduct last in 2016 flight of their VSS Unity spacecraft. It was sixth flight of this vehicle and 221st for WhiteKnightTwo. It is second test flight after beginning of flight campaign on 3 December 2016. Since 31 October 2014 when accident of VSS Enterprise, first from two SpaceShipTwo spaceplanes, took place,  Virgin […]

After first glide flight – Virgin Galactic enters flight phase and finishing two years break

And finally it happened – Virgin Galactic managed to win with poor weather conditions and other minor problems with their vehicle and performed successful glide flight with VSS Unity deployed from VMS Eve, WhiteKnightTwo class motherplane. First success after lasting for two years break from flights. Virgin Galactic and its founder Richard Branson can celebrate […]

Still mated – WhiteKnightTwo and VSS Unity after two failed glide flight attempts

Series of test flights of VSS Unity deployed from WhiteKnightTwo has resulted with two scrubbed missions – Virgin Galactic has not easy return to flying. It was second flight of VSS Unity and first one after disaster of VSS Enterprise on 31 October 2014. First flight was important event and beginning of whole series of glide flights campaign […]

Virgin Galactic with FAA operator’s license !

Virgin Galactic was awarded recently by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation with operator’s license for their SpaceShipTwo. Virgin announced about FAA certification on August 1, 2016. This is crucial moment for Virgin Galactic – their effort was awarded and now Company is able to start commercial flights with their space plane. Designed by […]

Get ready for debut of Stratolaunch !

Stratolaunch Systems, company established by one of the founders of Microsoft, Paul Allen, is reaching next milestone in their project of HTHL launch vehicle. In huge hangar on Mojave Desert in California potential competitor for WhiteKnightTwo (created by Virgin Galactic owned by Richard Branson) is almost finished. Few days ago on press conference inside Stratolaunch Systems […]

Next Russian nanosatellite planned for 2017

Russia is trying to extend their presence on the market of nanosatellites, starting with TEKh-42-2 (or TNS-0-2 – Technology Nanosatellites – Tekhnologicesky Nanosputnik) technology demonstrator satellite scheduled on 2017. It is known that Russia has strong position as far as the launch vehicles are concerned, but still pace of development in space technologies is extremely […]