Monthly Archives: May 2017

Third Age Suborbital Spaceflight Participants

By |May 27th, 2017|

Does age have any impact on the ability of men and women in their Third Age to experience suborbital spaceflight? In any previous decade, that question might be viewed as astounding, or at least a moot point. However, in this decade of the 21st century, that question will be answered.

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are approaching […]

Book review: Spaceman – An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey by Mike Massimino

By |May 20th, 2017|

There have been many NASA astronaut autobiographies and biographies published over the last half century. Among the most notable are Apollo 11’s Michael Collins who wrote Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys published in 1974, and Apollo 17’s Eugene Cernan, who wrote The Last Man on the Moon.

Numerous Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space program astronauts […]

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin

By |May 13th, 2017|

Billionaire Jeff Bezos is competing with billionaire Sir Richard Branson to offer suborbital personal spaceflight. Bezos has invested much of his personal wealth in the establishment of Blue Origin, more than a decade of research and development testing to make the company as successful as Amazon.com—Bezos first company.

Bezos displayed his excitement for spaceflight during high […]

Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic

By |May 6th, 2017|

Suborbital personal spaceflight is being pioneered by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, and Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin. This blog post will focus on Richard Branson, his entrepreneurial roots that formed the basis of his fortune, and the founding and struggles of Virgin Galactic.

Forbes magazine, in its 2017 special edition on billionaires, […]