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India could return to Mars as early as 2017

India could return to Mars as early as 2017 | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jul 23, 2014 -
India is ramping up for a follow-up mission to Mars between 2017 and 2020 which will be scientific in scope, the chairman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said.

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How 3D printing could enhance space travel

How 3D printing could enhance space travel | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
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Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 16, 1969: Launch Day

Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 16, 1969: Launch Day | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Mike Collins and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin blasted into space 45 years ago today (July 16) on Apollo 11's history-making mission to the moon.
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Wanted Video Creatives With OutofThisWorld Ideas

Wanted Video Creatives With OutofThisWorld Ideas | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
A seat on one of Virgin Galactics first planned space flights is first prize in a contest sponsored by Virool.
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Rockets' red tape

Rockets' red tape | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
The private rocket company's plan to construct a launch site near Brownsville is proceeding at a steady pace, receiving a thumbs up from the federal government and working well with local environmentalists. While President Barack Obama has generally failed to provide a solid vision of NASA's future - and Congress has failed to provide adequate funding - NASA's collaboration with private space transportation has been delivering promising results. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., wants to drag companies like SpaceX back to Earth and force them to comply with NASA's usual regulatory paperwork. Under the current Commercial Crew Development program, SpaceX contracts with NASA for a flat payment. In August 2011, the NASA associate deputy administration for policy published a policy report estimating the cost of developing the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Texas' own senators should go to bat for SpaceX and ensure that its multimillion dollar investment outside Brownsville doesn't get tied up in Shelby's red tape.
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Bringing back our spaceplane

Bringing back our spaceplane | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Jun 26, 2014 -
Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe's unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.

They retrieved a prototype of the suborbital IXV
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Inside Virgin Galactic's plan to take civilians to space

Rick Reichmuth gets hands on training
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Time-lapse video shows that packing for space is pretty complicated

This time-lapse video shows the intricate steps involved as the European Space Agency loads its latest Automated Transport Vehicle in preparation for a summer launch. The ATV-5 will be carried on an Ariane 5 rocket from the agency's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and will deliver 2,600 kilograms of dry cargo to the International Space Station.
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Space tourists on Zero-G's 'vomit comet': incredible flight to weightless world of space travel - Telegraph

Space tourists on Zero-G's 'vomit comet': incredible flight to weightless world of space travel - Telegraph | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
How Virgin Galactic’s space tourists are preparing to boldly go - with the help of a converted Boeing and its zero gravity flights
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Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Evolution of Universe Like Never Before (Video, Images)

Amazing Time-Lapse Video Shows Evolution of Universe Like Never Before (Video, Images) | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Scientists have cooked up a new time-lapse simulation of the universe's evolution, a computerized view that shows how the cosmos may have looked over the course of billions of years.
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Traveling to space? There's an agent for that

Traveling to space? There's an agent for that | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Roughly 100 travel agents work as "accredited space agents" to sell seats for Virgin Galactic.
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Space station experiment identifies microbes that can survive unprotected in space

Space station experiment identifies microbes that can survive unprotected in space | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Scientists conducting a series of experiments on the International Space Station have found that some organisms can survive long periods exposed to the hostile environment of outer space, lending weight to the concept of panspermia, where life on Earth was seeded by bacterial colonies carried on comets and asteroids...
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Travel to the moon — and beyond — may go through North Las Vegas

Travel to the moon — and beyond — may go through North Las Vegas | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Representatives of North Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace and aircraft designer Boeing on Wednesday unveiled models of the vehicles they hope will someday be used for trips to the moon and Mars.
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Virgin Galactic preparing for an economic takeoff

Virgin Galactic preparing for an economic takeoff | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Company is slowly ramping up in southern New Mexico
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Work Commences On XS-1 Spaceplane Designs

Work Commences On XS-1 Spaceplane Designs | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 16, 2014 -
In an era of declining budgets and adversaries' evolving capabilities, quick, affordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for both national and economic security. Current satelli
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Chinese remote sensing drone sets 30-hour flying record

Chinese remote sensing drone sets 30-hour flying record | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Beijing (XNA) Jul 15, 2014 -
A new Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) set a new record for the country's remote sensing drones by flying for more than 30 hours consecutively, the UAV's developer, the Chinese Academy of Surve
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Britain Plans To Open A Commercial Spaceport Before 2018

Britain Plans To Open A Commercial Spaceport Before 2018 | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
No one is vacationing to space right now, but give just give it a few years.
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Scottish spaceman David Mackay set for Virgin stars

Scottish spaceman David Mackay set for Virgin stars | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
The countdown is on to the first official tourist flight to space. Meet the Scotsman at the helm Captain David Mackay.
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World View Breaks World Record with Successful Test Flight - SpaceRef Business

World View Breaks World Record with Successful Test Flight - SpaceRef Business | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
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Bidder pays $1.5m to fly to space with Leonardo DiCaprio on Abu Dhabi’s Virgin Galactic

Bidder pays $1.5m to fly to space with Leonardo DiCaprio on Abu Dhabi’s Virgin Galactic | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
The wealthy companion was not named but will accompany the actor on the trip next year
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Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars, Research Suggests

Spacecraft-Riding Microbes Could Colonize Mars, Research Suggests | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
Microorganisms from Earth could hitch a ride on spacecraft and end up colonizing the Red Planet and other celestial bodies in the solar system, recent research suggests.
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Boeing's Big Bet on the Future of Space Travel

Boeing's Big Bet on the Future of Space Travel | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
May 7 (Bloomberg) –- Boeing is known for making airplanes, but they actually have a long history in space. They’ve been a contractor for NASA on every manned space mission ever flown. A new shuttle will soon take flight, but NASA won’t be making it, private companies will. Boeing hopes that the
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Astronauts' hearts change shape in space

Astronauts' hearts change shape in space | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that an astronaut's heart actually changes shape in space due to the lack of gravity.
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Take A Tour Of Spaceport America, The Crazy-Efficient Space Hub Of The Future

Take A Tour Of Spaceport America, The Crazy-Efficient Space Hub Of The Future | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
The world's first purpose-built spaceport keeps a low profile way out in New Mexico.
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Officials optimistic about New Mexico Spaceport America despite delays

Officials optimistic about New Mexico Spaceport America despite delays | Space Tourism | Scoop.it
New Mexico's Spaceport America is ready, but the facility that was built to stand out as a world leader in space travel has yet to launch a commercial space flight.
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