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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.

Virgin Galactic unveils second piloted spacecraft VSS Imagine, test flight slated for May 2021
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Virgin Galactic unveils second piloted spacecraft VSS Imagine, test flight slated for May 2021

Virgin Galactic still needs regulatory approval for its current generation spacecrafts, which requires rocket-powered test flights.

Space exploration in 2021 to see missions to Mars, the Moon, views from beyond 'deep space'
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Space exploration in 2021 to see missions to Mars, the Moon, views from beyond 'deep space'

An eclipse in May overlaps with a period when the moon is close to Earth, in what is known by some as a 'super blood moon'.

Virgin Galactic rocket lands safely after its test flight abruptly ended due to a motor failure
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Virgin Galactic rocket lands safely after its test flight abruptly ended due to a motor failure

The spaceship was crewed by two pilots. There was payload belonging to NASA on board but no passengers.

US astronauts become the first to fly to orbit and return in commercial crew capsule by SpaceX
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US astronauts become the first to fly to orbit and return in commercial crew capsule by SpaceX

The successful trip opens doors to more people flying to space, what with companies announcing plans to use Crew Dragons to send wealthy tourists to orbit.

Virgin Galactic reveals the interiors of its SpaceShipTwo Cabin that will take tourists to space
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Virgin Galactic reveals the interiors of its SpaceShipTwo Cabin that will take tourists to space

The passengers clad in space suits designed by the Under Armour company will be able to leave their seats and float about the cabin.

Virgin Galactic, NASA to work jointly on private tourism, space station visits
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Virgin Galactic, NASA to work jointly on private tourism, space station visits

For NASA, private partnerships with companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are helping revive its own human missions.

SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic's second passenger spacecraft completes major build milestone
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SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic's second passenger spacecraft completes major build milestone

While they are yet to set a date to start commercial operations, Virgin Galactic has said it anticipates doing so in 2020.

Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe
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Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe

We saw the first black hole photo, many moon landings, the most distant asteroid ever imaged beyond Pluto among other spectacular wonders.

Virgin Galactic unveils space suits for world's first commercial spaceflight in 2020
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Virgin Galactic unveils space suits for world's first commercial spaceflight in 2020

The space suit's designers, Under Armour, approached the uniform as they would have clothing for extreme sports.

Virgin Galactic to merge with US investment firm and become a publicly-traded space tourism venture
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Virgin Galactic to merge with US investment firm and become a publicly-traded space tourism venture

Virgin Galactic is up against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space tourism dream heading closer to reality
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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space tourism dream heading closer to reality

Virgin Galactic’s spaceship development has taken far longer than expected and had a major setback.

Virgin Galactic rocket soars to edge of space getting closer to space tourism
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Virgin Galactic rocket soars to edge of space getting closer to space tourism

Some of Virgin Galactic’s ticket holders have been waiting over 14 years for their trip.

Virgin Galactic to test fire SpaceShipTwo's rocket called VSS Unity today from California
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Virgin Galactic to test fire SpaceShipTwo's rocket called VSS Unity today from California

SpaceShipTwo is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism.

Blue Origin set to launch tenth unmanned test of New Shepard rocket 23 January
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Blue Origin set to launch tenth unmanned test of New Shepard rocket 23 January

The rocket is designed to carry up to 6 people on a journey lasting 11 minutes start to finish.

Virgin Galactic rocket completes commercial human flight test, more flights soon
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Virgin Galactic rocket completes commercial human flight test, more flights soon

The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as next year

Virgin Galactic gears up to reach space soon with its tourism rocket ship
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Virgin Galactic gears up to reach space soon with its tourism rocket ship

If successful, Virgin Galactic would be a major step toward the dream of commercial space tourism.

Virgin Galactic to fly tourists to space within weeks, not months: Richard Branson
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Virgin Galactic to fly tourists to space within weeks, not months: Richard Branson

The company is "more than tantalisingly close" to launching its first mission to space: Branson.

SpaceX's first private passenger confirmed: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa
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SpaceX's first private passenger confirmed: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, is the founder, chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.