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    Jeff Bezos successful Blue Origin space flight

    The post Jeff Bezos successful Blue Origin space flight appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos hailed “the best day ever” after completing his pioneering foray into space on Tuesday with three crewmates, among them his brother Mark. The billionaire’s New Shepard rocket and capsule touched down in the Texas desert after a suborbital flight that lasted a mere 11 minutes but set several records for his Blue Origin space company, including the oldest and youngest humans to fly into space. Wally Funk, an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer who trained as an astronaut in the 1960s, flew as Bezos’s guest, while Oliver Daemen,…

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    Space travel enquiries spur after Virgin Galactic flight

    The post Space travel enquiries spur after Virgin Galactic flight appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. RocketBreaks has witnessed an ‘astronomical’ leap in enquiries on the back of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flight on Sunday. Within 24 hours of it landing back to earth, interest rocketed by 200 per cent, particularly from Asia according to director and co-founder David Doughty. The London-based space tourism business, which launched at the end of June, celebrated Virgin Galactic’s successful voyage to the edge of space and images of the team experiencing weightlessness. “We went into work after the flight and were literally overwhelmed with enquiries for information on how…

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    This is how Richard Branson and team completed Virgin Galactic landmark space travel

    The post This is how Richard Branson and team completed Virgin Galactic landmark space travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Virgin Galactic Holdings announced that VSS Unity successfully reached space and returned safely to Earth an hour after leaving the ground, completing its first fully crewed spaceflight. Billionaire Sir Richard Branson was one of the space travellers in the plane. He was accompanied on the mission by Unity’s two pilots, Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, and three Galactic employees – Beth Moses, Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandla. They flew high above New Mexico in the US in the vehicle that his company has been developing for…

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    Richard Branson wins billionaires’ space race

    The post Richard Branson wins billionaires’ space race appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Richard Branson Billionaire Richard Branson managed to be first after all. The British 70-year-old who founded Virgin Atlantic Airways travelled to space Sunday, ushering in what is likely to be a new era of space tourism for the ultra-wealthy. Branson, along with five others from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company, reached an altitude of 86 kilometres over the New Mexico desert aboard a small rocket. It was enough for everyone aboard to experience between three to four minutes of weightlessness aboard the white space plane named Unity. “The whole thing, it was just…

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    Virgin Galactic receives FAA approval for commercial space trips

    The post Virgin Galactic receives FAA approval for commercial space trips appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Virgin Galactic has made history, becoming the first space liner to be certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry passengers on its spaceplanes. The adjustment of the operator’s license held by the company since 2016 comes as Virgin Galactic prepares for its last three test flights, including the first fully crewed test flight in the coming months. Friday’s announcement comes on the heels of Virgin Galactic’s first powered test flight from its Spaceport America, New Mexico facility of its VSS Unity spaceplane on May 22, 2021, which…