November 2013

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoins For A Trip To Space

November 22nd, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Richard Branson announced today that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept Bitcoin in exchange for a ride into space. The adoption of Bitcoin as a means of currency has now entered the final frontier: in a blog post today, Richard Branson announced that his commercial space company, Virgin [...]

Inside Virgin Galactic’s First-Class Ticket to Space

November 16th, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Virgin Galactic Once a week at dawn, C.J. Sturckow guns a blue Extra 330SC stunt plane into the pink sky above the Mojave Desert. At 14,000 feet, the 5-foot-9 former NASA astronaut starts doing his "card" – a checklist of rolls and spins meant to simulate spaceflight's G-forces. White-knuckling the [...]

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 [...]