Space tourism Current Affairs, GK & News

SpaceX launched 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

SpaceX launched four amateurs on its first ever private flight on September 15, 2021. Highlights SpaceX first ever “Earth-circling trip” was started onboarding two contest winners, a health care worker as well as their rich sponsor. This is the most ambitious leap in space tourism. This was the first time any rocket blasted off toward ..

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US approves Blue Origin for Human Space Travel

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved “Blue Origin license” in order to carry humans on New Shepard launch system into space. Key Points Former Amazon.com Chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, is to fly to space on July 20 through Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage. Blue Origin is authorized to carry humans while FAA license is valid ..

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Virgin Galactic Space Flight soars into space

British billionaire, Richard Branson, soared for 50 miles above New Mexico desert on his Virgin Galactic rocket plane. He also made safe return in vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to space. Highlights This Virgin Galactic Space Flight is a symbolic milestone for venture started by Richard Branson 17 years ago. Branson was one of ..

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Virgin Galactic: SpaceShip Unity Test Flight fails

Recently, the test flight of the SpaceShip Two Unity was aborted by the Virgin Galactic. This was because the Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two Unity spacecraft that was released from the mother ship lost connection. This was detected by the computers as the fail-safe scenario and the rocket did not continue. It was a crewed ..

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World’s largest airplane “ROC” took its first ever flight

The world’s largest airplane called ‘ROC’ weighing nearly 2,26,800 kg with a 385-foot wingspan took its first ever flight in Mojave, California. It is built by Stratolaunch design launch rockets into orbit from the air. The plane is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage and is designed to fly to an altitude of 35,000 ..

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