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Climate Scientists Concerned About Space Tourism | Digital Trends Spanish

While the recent space trips of millionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have been highlighted, climate scientists are concerned about this situation. They are concerned about the growing increase in space tourism and about the stage that both entrepreneurs have just inaugurated, particularly about the effects that this trend could have on the health of the planet. Professionals fear that the increasing number of rocket flights and the increase in space tourism could damage Earth's atmosphere and contribute to climate change. According to Dallas Kasaboski, an analyst at space consultancy Northern Sky Research, a single Virgin Galactic suborbital flight lasting an hour and a half can generate as much pollution as a 10-hour transatlantic flight. This is concerning to researchers, espec...
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You won’t go to space any time soon, no matter what the billionaires say

This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went on suborbital space flights with their respective companies. The billionaires say they plan to make space tourism mainstream, but the trips came with hefty price tags. Space law experts say the prices aren't the only thing that will stop the average person from going on a space tour. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Watch Jeff Bezos throw Skittles to companion Oliver Daemon in space:’See if you can catch this in your mouth’

LoadingSomething is loading. Some astronauts bring chocolate to space. Jeff Bezos brought Skittles.The billionaire founder of Amazon and Blue Origin played a game of catch with spaceflight companion Oliver Daemon during their brief jaunt in zero gravity on Tuesday."Who wants a Skittle?" Bezos asked. He then turned Daemon, the 18-year-old son of a private-equity executive: "See if you can catch this in your mouth."Daemon caught the Skittle ...
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Virgin Galactic drops 8% after rival Blue Origin launches Jeff Bezos into space at higher altitude

Bezos Blue Origin Launch July 2021 Blue Origin / New Shepard First Human Flight Shares of Virgin Galactic fell as much as 8% on Tuesday after rival Blue Origin launched Jeff Bezos into space.Blue Origin's launch came about one week after Virgin Galactic launched Richard Branson 53 miles above earth.Blue Origin's launch hit a higher altitude than Virgin Galactic, as it surpassed the Karman line 62 miles above earth.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Virgin Galactic was under pressure on Tuesday, falling as much as 8% following the successful launch of Blue Origin's rocket, which briefly carried Jeff Bezos and others into space.Amazon founder Bezos, his brother Mark, Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen were launched 66 miles above the earth, surpassi...
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Blue Origin: this is the ship that takes Jeff Bezos into space | Digital Trends Spanish

Billionaires go to space. Jeff Bezos, the founding magnate of Amazon and who also holds the title of the richest man in the world, travels to space this Tuesday, July 20, 2021, just nine days after another billionaire, Richard Branson, achieved the feat with the VSS Virgin Galactic Unity. Bezos will do it aboard the New Shepard, a space vehicle system that consists of a reusable rocket and a capsule with a capacity for six crew members. But Bezos will not go to space as an astronaut in a bulky helmet and suit, but as a tourist. Sure, not just anybody. Although he will travel "free", the seat of one of his companions was auctioned for $ 28 million. Given that the experience aboard the New Shepard will last just 11 minutes between takeoff and landing of the capsule, that $ 28 million...
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Blue Origin adds the youngest passenger to travel to space | Digital Trends Spanish

The space race from the private sphere has long been unleashed. The various companies involved are trying to get the upper hand, especially after Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson's trip to the edge of space. Now, Blue Origin has announced that Oliver Daemen will be the first paying customer to fly aboard the New Shepard, marking the start of commercial operations for its program. Oliver is just 18 years old, so he would become the youngest passenger to go into space. The funny thing is that on board the ship will also be 82-year-old Wally Funky, the oldest astronaut who will go into space. Daemen will be able to travel after the person who won the Blue Origin auction decided to go on an upcoming mission. His identity is still unknown as he has wanted to remain anonymous. "We thank t...
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Richard Branson hits back at critics of the billionaire space race, saying he’s giving jobs to scientists to create’wonderful things’

Richard Branson defended his $841 million trip to space in an interview with NBC. The Virgin Galactic founder says pressing issues on Earth should be funded, but space should also. Branson says that VG engineers and scientists are making space accessible for a fraction of the environmental cost. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Where is the boundary between Earth and space? | Digital Trends Spanish

What is the boundary between Earth and space? The new era of space tourism opened by companies like Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX, has revived an old debate about where exactly outer space begins. And there is no single answer. You will be interested in: Strictly defined, "outer space" should be the place where it completely escapes from Earth's atmosphere, that is, about 10,000 kilometers above sea level (about 6,210 miles). In this place, the atmosphere gives rise to the strongest and most violent solar winds. However, this definition would exclude the International Space Station (ISS), which orbits the Earth between 330 and 400 kilometers above sea level (about 205 and 250 miles). GettyimagesAnother way of approaching could be the Treaty on Outer Space, driven by the Un...
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A brief history of Stephen Colbert’s friendly’feud’ with billionaire Richard Branson

Late night host Stephen Colbert and billionaire Richard Branson have had an ongoing friendly feud. Branson has doused Colbert with water and pulled down his pants on Colbert's shows. Most recently, Branson brought a tiny headshot of Colbert with him into the edge of space on Sunday. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The 82-year-old passenger on Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight still plans to take the Virgin Galactic trip she paid $200,000 for over a decade ago

Wally Funk is an 82-year-old aviator and the fourth passenger on Jeff Bezos' upcoming spaceflight. In 2010, she put a $200,000 deposit on a future Virgin Galactic flight. "At this point, yes, Wally is planning to fly with Virgin Galactic too," Funk's agent told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Wally Funk blasts off aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket next week, it'll be her first time heading to space — but it seems it won't be her last. Funk is an 82-year-old aviator who was invited by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to be the fourth passenger on his spaceflight on July 20. But over a decade ago, Funk paid ...