Anousheh Ansari: A Woman Has Paid Her Own Way Into Space, Too
Space is the answer to our future on Earth. As the population grows, as our way of life requires more consumption of resources, we won’t be able to sustain life as we know it without [...]
Space Tourism: Then and Now
These historic spaceflights represent the most recent chapter in a longer history of space tourism. More than 20 years ago, Dennis Tito, the first “space tourist” (also known as “spaceflight participant”), flew to the International [...]
Japanese billionaire gets ready for December space mission
A forthcoming flight to space by a Japanese billionaire will allow the public to have a closer look at life on board the International Space Station, the president of Space Adventures, a company that organized [...]
Japanese billionaire Maezawa trains in Russia ahead of space trip
Maezawa plans to become the first Japanese space tourist to visit the International Space Station Read more.
US firm sees ‘exciting’ moment as space tourism booms
As competition in space tourism heats up, one of the first companies to offer space travel to fee-paying customers is launching a comeback by blasting into orbit with a Japanese billionaire. The US-based company Space [...]
America’s Only Second-Generation Astronaut Was Told He’d Never Go to Space. He Made It Anyway.
“He really is one of the founders of this industry,” says Tom Shelley, president of Space Adventures (Garriott has left the company). “He’s helped to break down the barriers between professional and private space flight. [...]
First space tourist: I was euphoric the whole time
Dennis Tito paid $20 million to go to the International Space Station on a Russian spacecraft in 2001. Read more.
Jeff Bezos went to space in 2021? A Microsoft employee did it in 2007.
He did so with the help of space tourism company Space Adventures, Inc. He was not only a space tourist, which is what all the Bezos and Branson fuss is about, but he went farther [...]
Japanese tycoon planning space station visit, then moon trip
Maezawa has bought two seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule. He'll blast off in December on the 12-day mission with his production assistant and a professional cosmonaut. Read more.
Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Announces New Space Tourism Flight Plan For Late 2021
Today Yusaku Maezawa made headlines when it was announced that he would be the first space tourist to visit the International Space Station (ISS) since 2009. Read more.