Connect to share and comment

Lady Gaga to perform from space in 2015

New York, Nov 6 (EFE).- Lady Gaga intends to perform from space in 2015, to the delight of her so-called "little monsters," US Weekly magazine reported. The New York singer is one of the celebrities who has booked a ticket on the space flights the firm Virgin Atlantic, owned by multimillionaire Richard Branson, plans to offer. The diva will sing a number from space that will be heard during the 2015 edition of the Zero G Colony festival in New Mexico. "She has to do a month of vocal training because of the atmosphere," a source told the publication.

Ride with a view: U.S. firm to offer balloon excursions to stratosphere

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for adventure, an Arizona startup has unveiled plans for a balloon ride to the stratosphere, offering passengers about two hours of space-like views from 19 miles above Earth. Privately owned World View, an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corp., plans to start selling tickets at $75,000 per person within a few months, said Chairwoman and President Jane Poynter.

Luxury amenities called a must for Virgin Galactic passengers visiting southern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - One of the high-fliers planning to take off from Spaceport America on the world's first commercial spaceline says he and other space travellers will expect luxury amenities when they visit southern New Mexico.

Japan's newest rocket Epsilon lifts off

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's first new rocket in 12 years lifted off on Saturday, after two setbacks last month, keeping alive hopes that the country may eventually be able to enter the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry. The rocket lifted off at 2.00 p.m. (0500GMT / 12:00 a.m. EDT) carrying a telescope for observation of the solar system from space. The three-stage rocket named Epsilon is about half the size of Japan's existing H2A rocket and has been touted as a new, low-cost alternative.

Jeff Bezos brings love of invention to bear on US news

Jeffrey Preston Bezos went from being a boy with a love for how things work to being the man who built Amazon.com into an online retail powerhouse. With the purchase of The Washington Post, the Internet entrepreneur added a slice of the news business to investments that include such multi-million-dollar leaps in the dark as private space travel.

New frontiers, new risks: group gathers to discuss safety of space tourism

MONTREAL - Space-industry watchers expressed concern this week that the emerging space tourism sector is not being candid enough about the safety risks for travellers. They voiced some of those concerns during a conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, which held three days of meetings in Montreal. Tommaso Sgobba, an aeronautical engineer and the agency's outgoing president, called suborbital flight safety "a serious matter that should be pursued with openness and transparency."

International Day of Human Space Flight tomorrow

The International Day of Human Space Flight will be marked tomorrow across the globe including Pakistan.

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, nicknamed BEAM, will be the third orbital prototype developed and flown by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace.

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Balloon-like dwelling to be tested on Int'l Space Station LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A low-cost space dwelling that inflates like a balloon in orbit will be tested aboard the International Space Station, opening the door for commercial leases of future free-flying outposts and deep-space astronaut habitats for NASA. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, nicknamed BEAM, will be the third orbital prototype developed and flown by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace.
Syndicate content