Tag Archives | tourism

VIDEO: Russia Today reports $200m Russian suborbital tourism plan

Watch the Russia Today report above that talks to the designers of a suborbital tourism system we have seen before but now they are saying it will cost $200 million to develop and its first generation mini-shuttle would carry one pilot and …

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VIDEO: International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight 09

Videos from what used to be called the International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight and is now the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight have been posted online care of Spaceport Sweden. Above is a video with Commercial Spaceflight Federation …

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Follow Hyperbola on twitter and watch news break

Don’t forget you can follow Hyperbola on twitter @flighthyperbola and get sneak previews of flightglobal.com stories to come, breaking news facts and figures and see how events unfold through pictures from the very occasion Hyperbola is reporting from. How much …

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VIDEO: Hyperbola is on YouTube

Hyperbola videos can be watched on its YouTube channel Flighthyperbola and the videos of channels Flighthyperbola subscribes too

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Roscosmos: Kazakh out, space tourist or cosmonaut in

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscomos) has said in an 8 April report on its website that the third seat for the September flight of the Soyuz spacecraft TMA-16 will be for a space tourist or a Russian cosmonaut. As …

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SPACE ACCESS 2009 – AUDIO: A view from Japan

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credit JAXA / caption: Japan’s new space law could see more lunar exploration

A former employee of the Japan Exploration Aerospace Agency Misuzu Onuki, now an aerospace business consultant, spoke to the Space Access Society conference about space activities …

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“a new and exciting development” for Space Adventures?



FRIDAY, APRIL 3 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)





WHAT:             Join Eric Anderson

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ESA space tourism environmental impact study goes on

In June 2008 Flight reported that the European Space Agency had concluded, after some preliminary data, that suborbital passengers have a smaller carbon footprint than those that travel on airliners

At the time Flight was told that the data would …

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No SpaceShip Two show at AirVenture

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credit Flight / caption: SpaceShipTwo underwraps here at Scaled Composites hangar

Contrary to rumours that Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two will be appearing at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture event, held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, every year, Hyperbola can confirm that that …

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EVENT: 30 June space tourism @ Royal Aeronautical Society


credit Virgin Galactic / caption: Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn will speak at the event

Go here for the agenda for the London based-Royal Aeronautical Society that will have a good line up of people from Space Adventures, Xcor Aerospace, …

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Space Adventures and that 2011 flight is…

more likely to happen than not based on an answer to a question I posed to Russia’s Federal Space Agency (aka Roscosmos)

On 11 June 2008 Space Adventures announced an ‘agreement‘ to have an entirely private flight to the …

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Space tourism needs a safety programme say experts

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credit NASA / caption: the pilot lost an eye, if such an event strikes space tourism what will be lost?

The 10 May 1967 crash of NASA’s M2-F2 lifting body, pictured above, is well known because the US television series Six

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2009: Constellation’s cancellation or a credit crunched tourism industry?


credit Flight / caption: Will he stay or will he go?

While the blogosphere has been twirling to the rumour mill of Obama inspired military NASA reports (alternate universe stuff as far as Hyperbola is concened) and alleged campaigns in …

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: WhiteKnightTwo flies!

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credit Flight

Go through to the extended portion of this video to see video of the take-off and landing

And read more about the maiden flight of SpaceShipTwo’s mothership here

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Official: Spaceport America is now a spaceport

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credit: Spaceport America

So Spaceport America got there eventually. It was the US Federal Aviation Administration environmental impact assessment that held it up

A while ago the then spaceport authority chairman and New mexico government cabinet secretary for economic development

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VIDEO: SpaceShipTwo’s mothership has taxi trial

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credit: Flight / caption: click on this image to see a larger version in this browser window

Hyperbola has obtained video of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo mothership WhiteKnightTwo travelling down the runway during a low speed taxi trial, with pitot tube fitted, at …

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VIDEO: Spaceport America construction update

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credit: Spaceport America

On Tuesday 9 December CBS Television Network affiliate KRQE ran a local news story about the progress of New Mexico’s $225 million Spaceport America. The US Federal Aviation Administration’s environmental impact assessment recently found no problems …

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Damn Daily Mail! It is Per Wimmer but I did know that, honest…

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credit: Xcor / caption: Per Wimmer is on the left

Yes, as a P. W. Mothman has commented (on this earlier post) the Xcor customer is Danish born, UK resident Per Wimmer. Xcor cheekily, and perhaps at some …

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Hyperbola now on twitter

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I will be texting to my twitter account at certain events in the future, when I am not able to provide live blogging or even, one day, live video streaming. If you have a twitter account feel free to follow …

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EXCLUSIVE: Xcor’s first astronaut is…

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credit: Xcor Aerospace / caption: Lynx launches an upper stage, another potential use for it 

Hyperbola has learnt the identity of the first customer for Xcor Aerospace’s Lynx suborbital vehicle and this blog can say now that…

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