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Apple is apparently planning to launch a secret space network for iPhones
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Apple is apparently planning to launch a secret space network for iPhones

Apple has been contemplating including satellite connectivity to their phones for some time now. It seems that if they actually go through with their plans, they may be the first smartphone manufacturer to provide connectivity in space.

Explained: How the world’s first space hotel plans on replicating the Earth’s gravity in space
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Explained: How the world’s first space hotel plans on replicating the Earth’s gravity in space

Regular, untrained human beings have extreme difficulty adjusting to zero gravity for long periods of time. An American startup, which is also planning to launch the first hotel in space, says they will also be duplicating the Earth’s gravity. Here’s how.

Russian actress, director launch into space, will film world’s first movie aboard Space Station
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Russian actress, director launch into space, will film world’s first movie aboard Space Station

Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions.

SpaceX capsule with its first all-civilian orbital crew splashes down in Atlantic
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SpaceX capsule with its first all-civilian orbital crew splashes down in Atlantic

The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut

Sending four civilian into orbit, Inspiration4 mission will bring space tourism one step closer to reality
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Sending four civilian into orbit, Inspiration4 mission will bring space tourism one step closer to reality

The mission’s emphasis on public involvement and the fact that Inspiration4 will send regular people into orbit for three days make it a milestone in space tourism.

Here are the eight space tourism options that will give you a taste for the unknown
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Here are the eight space tourism options that will give you a taste for the unknown

Elon Musk's SpaceX has four private space tours - Inspiration4, AX-1, space adventure and dearMoon - lined up with various private players travelling to the moon or orbiting the earth.

With billionaires launching, is it time to implement a new international space treaty?
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With billionaires launching, is it time to implement a new international space treaty?

More than half a century after humans first set foot on the moon, there remains no clearly established, agreed-upon rules governing space activity.

Dream of becoming a space tourist? Here's how you can make it happen
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Dream of becoming a space tourist? Here's how you can make it happen

First tickets sold by Virgin Galactic were sold for $200,000 to $250,000 each, but the cost for future sales will go up.

Amazonification of space has begun with private players making space travel accessible
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Amazonification of space has begun with private players making space travel accessible

The people who sold you the internet will now sell you the moon and the stars.

Oliver Daemen is the youngest person to fly to space in Blue Origin spacecraft
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Oliver Daemen is the youngest person to fly to space in Blue Origin spacecraft

Daemen is not the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for a ticket in an online auction as they will fly on a future mission due to a scheduling conflict.

An aerospace engineer explains what is a suborbital flight and why they matter
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An aerospace engineer explains what is a suborbital flight and why they matter

Conceptually, the flights that Branson and Bezos will be on are not terribly different from a baseball thrown into the air.

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson takes off for space aboard Unity 22
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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson takes off for space aboard Unity 22

Though just a test flight, the expedition — Virgin Galactic's first with a full crew — could be a major boost for the company, which is aiming to start commercial flights with paying customers in 2022

Virgin Galactic reaches edge of Earth's atmosphere for the first time with two pilots
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Virgin Galactic reaches edge of Earth's atmosphere for the first time with two pilots

Founder Sir Richard Branson said this brings the roughly 15-year-old venture tantalizingly close to commercial flights for tourists.

You can become a space tourist if you have $250,000 and are willing to sign your life away
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You can become a space tourist if you have $250,000 and are willing to sign your life away

Private companies are prepared to take more risks than government programs because they don’t have to justify their spending to the public.

Hundreds of space tourists in training to experience minutes of weightlessness in space
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Hundreds of space tourists in training to experience minutes of weightlessness in space

National Aerospace Training and Research Center conducts training program that lasts two days and includes classroom instruction and tests in a centrifuge.

Inspiration4: All-civilian crew on SpaceX's first privately-funded flight to orbit, revealed
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Inspiration4: All-civilian crew on SpaceX's first privately-funded flight to orbit, revealed

The two new passengers are Sian Proctor, a community college educator and Chris Sembroski, a former Air Force missile man.

Billionaire invites applicants to fill eight free seats on SpaceX flight around the Moon
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Billionaire invites applicants to fill eight free seats on SpaceX flight around the Moon

Criteria for applicants: be ready to 'push the envelope' creatively, and help other crew members do the same.

SpaceX, US billionaire tie up for first 'all-civilian' flight to orbit slated for late 2021
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SpaceX, US billionaire tie up for first 'all-civilian' flight to orbit slated for late 2021

The Dragon capsule had become the first spacecraft to be certified by NASA since the Space Shuttle nearly 40 years ago.

First private space crew to pay USD 55 mn each to fly to space station on SpaceX rocket
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First private space crew to pay USD 55 mn each to fly to space station on SpaceX rocket

These paying customers intend to perform science research in orbit, as well as educational outreach, according to

Virgin Orbit rocket launched from 747 wing deploys nine CubeSats in successful second attempt
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Virgin Orbit rocket launched from 747 wing deploys nine CubeSats in successful second attempt

The rocket’s upper stage coasted for some time, reignited to circularize its orbit, and later deployed the nine CubeSats.