Latest Space Adventures Stories
By Mark Carreau, Houston Chronicle Jul. 28--AUSTIN -- Richard Garriott's Texas-size appetite for big adventure has unleashed some far-flung cravings. There is the dive in a small Russian sub two miles below the murky North Atlantic to explore the shattered deck of the Titanic.
The millionaire son of a retired astronaut is about to follow his father into orbit, after buying a seat on a Russian rocket.
When it comes to complaining about poor exchange rates for the U.S. dollar, American tourists traveling to Europe have nothing on tourists headed into space.
Decades before helping to write the programs that led to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, Charles Simonyi learned the basics on a clunky, Soviet-era computer called Ural-2. Next month, he'll become the world's fifth space tourist.
Brian Emmett's childhood fantasy came true when he won a free trip to outer space. He was crushed when he had to cancel his reservation because of Uncle Sam.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former software developer at U.S. giant Microsoft could make a trip to the International Space Station next year aboard a Russian rocket, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.
A day after Space Adventures announced it was in a venture to develop rocket ships for suborbital flights, the company said Friday it plans to build a $265 million spaceport in the United Arab Emirates.
A company that has sent three space tourists into orbit has partnered with an investment firm founded by major sponsors of the Ansari X Prize to develop rocket ships for suborbital flights.
For more than a year, scientist Gregory Olsen has prepared to become the third civilian to visit the International Space Station, and he's itching to blast off. "I really wish I could go right now," he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Russia on Wednesday.
A U.S. company said on Wednesday it wants to send two tourists on a trip around the moon at a cost of $100 million per ticket.
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