Famous cosmologist and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking appeared in Hong Kong for a conference. By appeared, it means he was projected via hologram technology.
The famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking expressed his delight after Richard Branson offered him a seat on a Virgin Galatic flight bound to space. Hawking said when he received the offer, he accepted it immediately.
SpaceX got itself another competition as the new Virgin Galactic spaceship soars high during its first free flight. The new spacecraft called SpaceShipTwo completes its flight last Saturday, Dec. 3.
After successfully completing its in-flight escape system test a few weeks ago, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is still on schedule to send tourists into orbit by 2018.
China is developing what could be the world's biggest spaceplane, and it will fly up to 20 passengers to space. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing has designed a simple, one-piece spaceplane that could be scaled up to carry more people.
If you have been following the headlines, then you very well know that this was a brilliant year for space exploration. There were hardships and tragedies along the way, but it certainly must be acknowledged that humanity has come very far, and is closer than ever before to becoming a multi-planet species and civilization.
This past Halloween, Oct. 31, space-faring private company Virgin Galactic suffered a major tragedy, with the fourth powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo resulting in destruction and death. Now, investigators say they will soon be wrapping up the on-site investigation, having found some startling evidence about what may have occurred.
This past Halloween, Oct. 31, space faring private company Virgin Galactic suffered a major tragedy, with the fourth powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo resulting in destruction and death. Now, as of today, an ongoing investigation has revealed new information about the disaster.
Commercial space travel will be up and running by 2014, according to Sir Richard Branson, that is.
Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle SpaceShipTwo on Monday, marking the company’s entrance into the final phase of testing prior to commercial service into space.