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View from the hotel balcony? NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Is space tourism travelling faster than space law?

The turbocharged capitalism of private space flight is strangely at odds with the brotherly, generous global consensus that built the legal framework for extra-terrestrial travel.
Not thrilling enough for some. EPA/Virgin Galactic

What next for space tourism after SpaceShipTwo?

The recent accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo – and the tragic death of one pilot and critical injury of another – highlights the dangers inherent in any type of space flight. It has also…
Is China our only hope? Alexander F. Yuan/AP

For our future in space, China must aim further than the Moon

A famous picture in the English edition of Newton’s “Principia” shows cannon balls being fired from the top of a mountain. If they go fast enough, their trajectory curves downward no more steeply than…
US tycoon and first space tourist Dennis Tito revealed plans on 27 February, 2013, to send a couple to Mars in 2018. Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Commercial space travel: a new frontier for health

US millionaire, former rocket scientist and the world’s first private space tourist, Dennis Tito, has announced that he will be sending a couple on a round trip to Mars. And this isn’t the only trip into…
Is sending “oldies” to Mars an acceptable sacrifice – or a case of “voluntary euthanasia”? Be-Younger.com

Pensioners to go to Mars – why the old ones are the best

Tourist “astronaut” millionaire Dennis Tito wants to send an “older couple” to Mars. Would this be a stunt by an enthusiast or a meaningful breakthrough in space exploration? Being elderly myself, I have…

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