Space Tourism News

UAE Space Agency meets stakeholders across Europe

UAE Space Agency meets stakeholders across Europe

4th Feb 2015 Travel Technology News

A high level delegation led by Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, chairman of the UAE Space Agency board and the agency’s director general, Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi, has visited key stakeholders within the space sector in several European countries. The meetings aimed to strengthen the framework of cooperation and partnership between the UAE Space Agency and important stakeholders across Europe. The chairman, director general and delegation discussed opportunities of cooperation with various institutions working in the sector, in order to exchange knowledge and experience in space technology and science.

NASA and FAA to coordinate standards for space travel

NASA and FAA to coordinate standards for space travel

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA have signed a historic agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station. The two agencies will collaborate to expand efforts that provide a stable framework for the United States space industry, avoid conflicting requirements and multiple sets of standards, and advance both public and crew safety.

Key appointments as Spaceport Abu Dhabi takes shape

Key appointments as Spaceport Abu Dhabi takes shape

31st May 2012 Airline News

Virgin Galactic and Aabar Investments have announced the appointment of Steve Landeene to the role of chief advisor, Spaceport Abu Dhabi. Between 2007 and 2010, Landeene was executive director of Spaceport America in New Mexico and oversaw the development of Virgin Galactic’s operational hub and the world’s first purpose built commercial spaceport.

Jamaica sets itself apart as a leading spa destination

Jamaica sets itself apart as a leading spa destination

6th Oct 2011 Focus

Jamaica is home to some of the most famous spas in the world, from the FieldSpa at Goldeneye, to the Fern Tree, Rock Resorts Spa at the Half Moon – it’s no wonder visitors return again and again to experience authentic Jamaican pampering. With its ancient healing remedies of native herbs, fruits and botanicals, BTN takes a look at some of the latest spa developments taking place across this premier Caribbean spa destination.

World’s first spaceport opens

World’s first spaceport opens

25th Oct 2010

Space tourism for the masses has taken another step closer to reality with the opening of the world’s first commercial spaceport in New Mexico, USA.

First space hotel gets lift off

First space hotel gets lift off

1st Oct 2010 Hotel News

Russian space group Energiya in partnership with America’s Orbital Technologies have won the tender to build the world’s first space hotel, complete with a menu devised by celebrity chefs. The CSS hotel will house up to seven space tourists, and also double up as an emergency refuge for astronauts.

Moon tourism by 2020 under new Obama measures

Moon tourism by 2020 under new Obama measures

4th Feb 2010 Tourism News

Commercial spaceships could be taking travellers to the moon by 2020 under new proposals set by the Obama administration. The “historic decision” to devote $6 billion over the next five years to commercial spaceflight could also create 5,000 jobs.

Twisting tube plan could aid space travel

Twisting tube plan could aid space travel

11th Sep 2009 Airline News

Spacecraft could be built to surf along gravitational corridors between planets and moons, allowing longer and cheaper journeys around the solar system, scientists have revealed. Scientists in the United States are trying to map the twisting tubes so they could be used to cut the cost of space travel.