November 2013

NBC to Broadcast Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Space Launch Live

November 8th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It's official: Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceflight revolution will be televised. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson, has inked a deal with NBC ensuring that the network will air live coverage of the inaugural flight of the company's private SpaceShipTwo rocket ship, as well as other special programs in [...]

VG News: Mark Burnett Franchises Space Race Show to India, Ashton Gets Sick

November 8th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A couple of other Virgin Galactic space tourism items this morning, including a TV show in India: The Indian version of upcoming American TV show Space Race will chronicle the struggle of 16 competitors vying for the coveted spot on the spacecraft. Interestingly, the rights to the show, created by [...]

SpaceShipTwo Slated for Next Test Flight

November 4th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spacecraft, is expected to make its third powered test flight within a month, said the company’s chief executive George Whitesides. So far, about 650 customers have put down deposits or paid in full for rides aboard SpaceShipTwo, which now cost $250,000. SpaceShipTwo’s last [...]

October 2013

‘Ender’s Game’ Film Got Zero Gravity Tips from Real-Life Astronaut

October 31st, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , |

The minds behind the movie "Ender's Game" had a little help bringing their version of the beloved science-fiction book by Orson Scott Card to life. "Ender's Game" focuses on the life of the gifted child, Ender Wiggin, a boy recruited to leave Earth and head to Battle School — a [...]