Space Tourism

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The National Space Society invites you to the next Space Forum Thursday, February 9, 2023, 9:00 pm to 10:15 pm EST The Past 200 Years

© by Dale Skran, NSS Chief Operating Officer Image: Inspiration4 crew, courtesy Inspiration4 I can’t believe I am finally writing this, but 2021 was the

This fourth test spaceflight was the first fully crewed By Bob Brodbeck Realizing a boyhood dream, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, rocketed to

Flight is first spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico By Bob Brodbeck Image: Cabin interior with passenger seats rotated back in space (courtesy of Virgin

One seat is up for auction. By Bob Brodbeck Image courtesy Blue Origin Today, May 5th, on the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Mercury 7

By Bob Brodbeck Activities in the suborbital space tourism arena indicate that it is highly likely this business will finally become operational, flying paying passengers

By Bob Brodbeck After a one-day delay due to high winds and then fog, Blue Origin this morning Wednesday, December 11th, made its last test

Image: VSS Unity in space with wings feathered, February 22, 2019. Image courtesy of Virgin Galactic. By Bob Brodbeck This morning Friday February 22nd Virgin

National Space Society congratulates Virgin Galactic on achieving a historic milestone in space tourism Virgin Galactic achieved a historic milestone in space development as the

Image: View from Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity December 13th, 2018 (courtesy of Virgin Galactic). By Bob Brodbeck A historic milestone in space development, and especially

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity third powered flight on July 26th 2018. Image courtesy of Virgin Galactic. By Bob Brodbeck Less than two months after the

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Image of Kalpana One space settlement courtesy Bryan Versteeg, $32,000 in Cash Awards Given for Best Space-Related Business Plans — Deadline March 1, 2024

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Partially Successful Flight Reached Space and Demonstrated New “Hot Staging” System The National Space Society congratulates SpaceX on the second test of its Starship/Super Heavy

Ad Astra, the NSS quarterly print, digital, and audio magazine, has won a 2023 MARCOM Gold Award. The awards are given yearly for “Excellence in

By Jennifer Muntz, NSS Member Coordinator On October 10th, an inspiring breakfast event took flight at the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space

By Grant Henriksen NSS Policy Committee Benefit sharing is a concept that refers to the distribution of benefits derived from the exploration and use of

People residing and working in space, space settlements, or on long-duration space flights will need to produce infrastructures and food to maintain healthy lifestyles. The

Image: Artist’s concept of the Blue Moon lander. Credit: Blue Origin. Second Human Landing System Contract Encourages Competition and Innovation The National Space Society congratulates