Friday, January 25, 2008

The final frontier

This week brings a report from New York about Virgin Galactic's proposed new spaceship for suborbital tourist flights. Along with this special report is a small piece about what kinds of people will be suited for space travel, and a leader (op-ed) about the birth of private spaceflight. A really exciting story, watch out for test flights this year of the new vehicles and, if all goes well, commercial flights could begin by next year.

BRIEFING: Commercial space flight

Starship enterprise: the next generation:
A fleet of privately financed spaceships is emerging. It heralds a new business in space travel

Spaceflight medicals Suited for space

LEADER: Private spaceflight Virgin birth