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Private Space Company Plans To Send Space Tourists To Mars By 2018
2013-02-21 15:48:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One space tourist is leading the initiative to kickstart a 500-day journey to the Red Planet, starting in January 2018. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of Inspiration Mars Foundation, is planning to open up opportunities for people to take a trip to Mars in a 501-day trip. According to a press release, the "Mission for America" is poised at helping to encourage Americans "to believe again, in doing...

International Day Of Human Space Flight
2012-04-12 04:34:26

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Today marks a day that is epic in every sense of the word as April 12th is known as International Day of Human Space Flight. Fifty-one years ago from today, Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen, made the historic feat of becoming the first man in space -- a move that sparked the beginning of the space race, and brought both innovation and determination to engineers and scientists around the world. The UN General Assembly declared April 12 to be International...

Space Tourism Could Be $1 Billion Industry In 10 Years, FAA Head Says
2012-03-22 13:56:32

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday that space tourism will be a $1 billion industry in 10 years. With the retirement of the space shuttle program, the burden to sending astronauts to low-orbit has been placed on the commercial industry for NASA by the Obama administration. Now that these new spacecrafts are under development, a new industry for space tourism is also underway. Commercial space flights by companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic may...

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2009-01-28 13:25:00

During a recession that has many industries under pressure as consumers cut spending, the space tourism business is booming, thanks to enthusiastic demand by ultra-wealthy clientele. "Business is good," a Reuters report quoted Eric Anderson, CEO of Space Adventures, as saying on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The privately-held U.S. firm has sold about $175 million worth of seats on Russian rockets to the International Space Station (ISS).  The company...

2005-07-28 09:34:08

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A millionaire scientist has been confirmed as a member of a Russian Soyuz crew scheduled to blast off Oct. 1 and deliver supplies to the international space station. Space Adventures, the company that arranged the $20 million deal with Russia's space agency, announced Wednesday that Gregory Olsen was officially part of the crew, which also includes a U.S. astronaut. Olsen, a 60-year-old scientist and co-founder of infrared camera maker Sensors Unlimited Inc., of...

2005-07-26 04:26:26

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian space officials want to offer tourists a trip around the moon for $100 million, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Energiya, the Russian company that helps build and fly Moscow's spaceships, presented the plans to the Federal Space Agency Monday, the daily Izvestia said. A space tourist would blast off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz rocket, spend a week on the International Space Station (ISS) and then leave the ISS to travel around the moon before returning...

2005-07-26 04:25:00

MOSCOW -- Russian space officials want to offer tourists a trip around the moon for $100 million, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Energiya, the Russian company that helps build and fly Moscow's spaceships, presented the plans to the Federal Space Agency Monday, the daily Izvestia said. A space tourist would blast off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz rocket, spend a week on the International Space Station (ISS) and then leave the ISS to travel around the moon before returning to earth, the...

2005-07-06 13:20:00

MOSCOW -- Russia's space agency has signed a contract with Gregory Olsen, a spokesman said Wednesday, in a deal that would make the U.S. millionaire scientist only the third tourist to visit the international space station. Vyacheslav Davidenko, a spokesman for the Russian agency, said Olsen could fly to the orbiting station as early as October, when the next Soyuz mission is scheduled to bring supplies and a new crew to the orbiting station. Olsen, a 60-year-old scientist and founder of a...

2005-07-06 06:37:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. entrepreneur Gregory Olsen will bethe third tourist to visit space on a Russian rocket, Russia'sspace agency said on Wednesday. Olsen, a technology innovator considered an authority onlasers and crystal growth, had been scheduled to visit theInternational Space Station (ISS) in April but local mediareported his application was rejected on health grounds. "Recently a contract was signed between Olsen and Roscosmosand the American tourist was added to the crew of the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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