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Virgin Galactic’s Space Tourism Plan Back on Track

The only thing interrupting the creosote and mesquite that make up one of New Mexico’s most remote stretches of desert is a pristine runway where Virgin Galactic plans one day to launch the world’s first commercial space-line. In the four …

Fatal Crash Tests Hands-Off Space Tourism Policy

The assumption space tourists would know the personal risks, similar to mountain climbers, led to a hands-off approach to U.S. regulation that is now being tested following last week’s fatal Virgin Galactic Ltd. crash. Congress has prohibited the U.S. government …

Virgin Galactic Plans to Resume Tests in 2015

The space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket-powered spaceship broke apart over the California desert could resume test flights as early as next summer if it can finish building a replacement craft, its CEO said …

Consumer Space Travel Dreams Deflate as Accidents Show Risks

Private spaceflight, an industry built on the dream of taking adventurers and scientists aloft, suffered a setback after two accidents in four days highlighted the perils of rocket power. As investigators yesterday began studying a fatal test flight by Richard …

Space Industry Liability Bill Clears New Mexico Legislature

The Legislature gave final approval Monday to a proposal that Gov. Susana Martinez says is critical for New Mexico to develop a commercial space travel industry. Legislation to limit the liability of spacecraft manufacturers and their suppliers is heading to …