Virgin Galactic postpones its first space tourism until 2022 to allow additional ‘technical checks’

Unlike other commercial spaceflight companies, such as Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic initiates its flights without using a traditional rocket launch. Instead, the firm launches its passenger-laden SpaceShipTwo and other craft from a carrier plane, dubbed WhiteKnightTwo. WhiteKnightTwo is a custom-built, four-engine, dual-fuselage jet aircraft, designed to carry SpaceShipTwo up to an altitude of around 50,000 … Read more

Britain’s new space force ‘could send RAF jets to “edge of space” to destroy military satellites’

Britain’s new space force could be deploying RAF Typhoon fighter jets to the ‘edge of space’ in a bid to destroy enemy satellites in the near future, senior military sources have revealed.  Selected fighter pilots will take part in Space Command’s training missions with the ultimate aim of taking down Chinese and Russian military, intelligence … Read more

Britain’s new space force ‘could send RAF jets to “edge of space” to destroy military satellites’

Britain’s new space force could be deploying RAF Typhoon fighter jets to the ‘edge of space’ in a bid to destroy enemy satellites in the near future, senior military sources have revealed.  Selected fighter pilots will take part in Space Command’s training missions with the ultimate aim of taking down Chinese and Russian military, intelligence … Read more

Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan air space after ‘collusion’ with US 

Eight Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan air space in response to ‘collusion’ between the island and the US Four J-16s, four JH-7s and an electronic craft entered Taiwan’s air defence zone In response, Taiwan’s air force deployed its missile defence system Beijing said it was responding to ‘collusion’ with the US, Taiwan’s main backer  By … Read more

Texas blackouts can be seen from SPACE as state braces for another round of snow

The race is on to restore power to millions of Texans facing subzero temperatures Wednesday as stunning infrared images taken from space show just how far the blackouts have stretched.   More than 3million people in the state are still without power for the fourth day in a row – and for the vast majority, it … Read more

Texas blackouts can be seen from SPACE as state braces for another round of snow

The race is on to restore power to millions of Texans facing subzero temperatures Wednesday as stunning infrared images taken from space show just how far the blackouts have stretched.   More than 3million people in the state are still without power for the fourth day in a row – and for the vast majority, it … Read more

Zero 2 Infinity wants to send tourists to space using a giant hot air balloon for just $132,000

A number of space companies are developing rockets to be the first to send tourists into orbit, but the latest new comer to race plans to do so with a massive balloon. Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity plans to float civilians some 130,000 feet above the surface using a helium balloon measuring 420 feet in … Read more

China’s Tianwen-1 space probe will reach Mars today

China’s spacecraft is set to reach the Martian orbit today following a 500-million-km journey from Earth that started seven months ago.  Tianwen-1 – which consists of an orbiter, lander and rover – is finally due to complete its journey just before midday UK time on Wednesday when it enters Mars orbit.   However, it will remain … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen lashes out at Boris Johnson’s ‘space race’ on vaccines

Ursula von der Leyen lashes out at Boris Johnson’s ‘space race’ approach to vaccines as bitter German minister points to UK’s higher death rate and ‘endless suffering’ Ursula von der Leyen swiped at the ‘space race’ approach on vaccines at summit EU and UK have clashed over supplies as bloc struggles with its chaotic rollout … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen brands the race for Covid vaccine supplies the new ‘Cold War space race’

Under-fire EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen brands the race for Covid vaccine supplies the new ‘Cold War space race’ – days after her jab strategy was branded ‘really s**t’ by a senior German minister Brussels chief warned against ‘confrontational mindset’ in the vaccine rollout  Vaccine rollouts on the Continent have been comparatively sluggish … Read more