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On Sunday, Virgin Galactic founder and owner Richard Branson took off to the edge of space with several other specialists from Virgin Galactic. Now that he has returned, Branson announced “something very exciting to give more people a chance to become astronauts”: a giveaway for two seats on a Virgin Galactic flight to space. After returning to Earth, Sir Richard Branson took the stage yesterday to describe his flight and explain the importance of spaceflight. In this, he announced anyone could have the chance to win two seats on a Virgin Galactic flight sometime in 2022. You can see his announcement video below: Space is for all humanity, which is why we're giving YOU the chance... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to go into space? Do you have a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket? Well then have we got a deal for you. The bidding for Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight has officially opened up. The initial bidding began yesterday and will go on until May 19th. During this time, bidders may bid any amount they want on the website. The bids will officially be made visible on May 19th and bidders will need to exceed the highest bidder. Bidding closes on June 12th and there will be a live auction. The money from the winning bid will be donated to Blue Origin's charitable organization known as Club for the Future. Club for the Future’s focus is to “inspire future... Read more...
It won’t be that long before space is a vacation destination. Space flight company Blue Origin announced that it has completed the rocket engine for its New Shepard spaceship and plans to begin tests before the end of the year. “The BE-3 has now been fired for more than 30,000 seconds over the course of 450 tests,” said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO. “We test, learn, refine and then test again to push our engines. The Blue Origin team did an outstanding job exploring the corners of what the BD-3 can do and soon we’ll put it to the ultimate test of flight.” Tickets aren’t on sale just yet, but Blue Origin felt comfortable enough with its progress to start getting the word out.... Read more...