Virgin Galactic Doesn't Have FAA Permission to Fly You to Space

If you're one of the 700 or so people who bought tickets to fly to outer space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rockets, don't pack your space bags just yet: Smithsonian notes that the company doesn't have the Federal Aviation Administration permit required to take passengers to space. Hope you folks got… » 1/22/14 1:00pm 1/22/14 1:00pm

Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrier

SpaceShipTwo just finished its third rocket-powered test and reached the highest altitude its ever been at 71,000 feet by hitting a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4. You can see the new reflective coating on the rocket plane's tail booms which perfectly reflects the flame and our Earth. Lovely. Cant wait to book my ticket! » 1/10/14 10:45pm 1/10/14 10:45pm

Would You Be on a Reality TV Show That Sends You to Space?

It's everyone's fantasy to get strapped to a giant rocket and blasted into the heavens. Right? Well, except for the space sickness, the difficult-to-operate space toilet, the inevitable contingency that your trip could turn out like the movie Gravity. » 10/04/13 1:20pm 10/04/13 1:20pm

This Lucky Devil Is Virgin Galactic's First Captain

This is Dave MacKay, a 53-year-old pilot from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He has been selected to be the first captain of Virgin Galactic's fleet of suborbital spaceships. He will fly the SpaceShipTwo when it launches in 2013. » 8/10/11 9:26am 8/10/11 9:26am

This Is the Flying Submarine that Will Take Humans to the Deepest…

The Mariana Trench is a place of incredible mystery, the deepest point in our home planet. Like 97% of Earth's seabed, it remains completely unknown and full of the strangest life you can possibly imagine. Never-seen aliens swim and roam its lunar landscape. » 4/05/11 5:58pm 4/05/11 5:58pm

Budget Space Airline Now Taking Reservations—Got $95k?

XCOR Aerospace is throwing their hat into the ring, offering budget return flights to space for less than half what Richard Branson is asking for. Who do they think they are, the JetBlue of the interplanetary travel world? » 7/30/10 4:40am 7/30/10 4:40am