Monthly Archives: October 2015


Will personal spaceflight grow like commercial passenger flight?

By |October 23rd, 2015|

On January 1, 1914, the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, Abram Phell, climbed into a Thomas Benoist flying boat and sat next to pilot Tony Jannus. Phell had won the privilege of being the first recorded commercial airline passenger, who paid $400 in an auction to fly on a scheduled flight from St. Petersburg to […]

Sarah Brightman’s postponed spaceflight to the ISS

By |October 11th, 2015|

One of the highest profile and anticipated personal spaceflight missions was that of soprano and classical crossover performer and recording star, Sarah Brightman. Since she was a child, having watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing in July 1969, she had a dream of making a journey into space.

“Being lucky enough to have […]