Virgin Galactic delays the launch of its commercial space tourism service

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Virgin Galactic has revealed that it is delaying the launch of its commercial space tourism service until the end of 2022. News Richard Branson space tourism Virgin Galactic

Blue Origin reveals current highest bid for space tourism ride

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Blue Origin has revealed the highest bid so far in its ongoing auction for the first seat on its maiden space tourism ride. News blue origin new shepard space space tourism

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Virgin Galactic video showcases its pricey space tourism service

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A new video shows exactly what Virgin Galactic's high-paying space tourism passengers can expect when climbing aboard its Unity spaceplane next year. News space space tourism Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic’s space tourism ticket price rockets skyward

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Ahead of the launch of a commercial space tourism service next year, Virgin Galactic has nearly doubled the cost of a seat on its space plane. News space space tourism Virgin Galactic vss unity

This luxury capsule is competing for space tourism customers

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News balloon flight space space perspective space tourismFlorida-based Space Perspective is planning to use a giant hydrogen-filled balloon for the trip of a lifetime high above the clouds.

Zen Universe Is A Hyper-Realistic VR Tourism App Coming This Month To PC VR

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Virtual reality is a great platform for video games and staying active without leaving the house, but it also has immense potential for virtual tourism and that’s where Zen Universe hopes to plan its flag.

Seat on Blue Origin’s first space tourism flight goes for $28 million

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A buyer has bid a massive $28 million for a seat on the first crewed test flight by Blue Origin, the space tourism company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. News blue origin space space tourism

Virgin Galactic delays commercial space tourism launch

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Virgin Galactic this week announced the delay of its commercial space tourism program until the end of 2022. Those interested in following in Branson's (or Jeff Bezos's or William Shatner's ) footsteps can now book a Virgin Galactic space tourism trip —starting at $450,000 per seat

Blue Origin is about to launch ticket sales for its space tourism adventure

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It's been a long time coming, but Blue Origin looks set to finally launch ticket sales for its sub-orbital space tourism adventure. News blue origin Jeff Bezos new shepard space tourism space tourist

Watch highlights of Blue Origin’s space tourism rehearsal

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Blue Origin took another step toward space tourism flights on Wednesday with a successful test flight that also included crew rehearsals. News blue origin new shepard Rockets space space tourism

Blue Origin set to reveal highest bid so far in space tourism auction

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News blue origin new shepard space flight space tourismBlue Origin is about to send its first-ever customer on a sub-orbital space trip. But the seat can only be secured via an auction.

Blue Origin names the date for its first-ever space tourism flight

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News blue origin new shepard Rockets space space tourismBlue Origin has finally announced the date for the first crewed flight of its New Shepard rocket, and one seat is available for its first-ever space tourist.

Virgin Galactic’s test flight of space tourism craft fails to reach space

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News breaking twitter space space tourism Virgin GalacticVirgin Galactic's first crewed test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity craft from Spaceport America in New Mexico has failed to reach the boundary of space.

Virgin Galactic Chairman Cashes Out Entire Personal Stake in Space Tourism Company

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The chairman of space tourism company Virgin Galactic, Chamath Palihapitiya, has sold his entire personal stake in the company for $211 million, according to a new regulatory filing with the SEC made public on Friday and first noticed by Bloomberg News.

Gamification in Tourism?—?Benefits & Use Cases

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Gamification in Tourism?—?Benefits Benefits & Use Cases The tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 crisis. What is Gamification Tourism? We already talked quite a bit about gamification in tourism, so let’s focus on the hospitality sector.

Fancy a free seat on SpaceX’s first space tourism mission?

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SpaceX has announced Inspiration4, a space tourism adventure that will take four people into Earth orbit later this year. News inspiration4 space space tourism SpaceXAnd there are free seats available.

Jeff Bezos to ride a rocket to space on Blue Origin’s first tourism flight

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced he'll be riding his New Shepard rocket to space on July 20 in Blue Origin's first-ever space tourism trip. News blue origin Jeff Bezos space

SpaceX’s first space tourism astronauts show off their suits

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The crew members of the world’s first-ever all-civilian rocket ride to orbit have been trying out their spacesuits ahead of September's launch.

SpaceX’s first space tourism mission is ready for launch on September 15

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SpaceX's first purely civilian mission, Inspiration4, has passed its readiness review, with the flight ready to go ahead in the next couple of weeks. News inspiration4 space SpaceX

Failte Ireland using VR to boost tourism

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Failte Ireland, Ireland’s tourism authority, is using virtual reality experiences to promote the region to tourists and will expand the project to trade and industry partners so they can promote their own tourist activities.... ... Features Ireland tourism virtual tourism

Exclusive: George Takei talks video game voice acting and space tourism dreams

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In this exclusive interview, legendary actor George Takei discusses his latest voice-acting project, his unique history, and his space tourism aspirations.

Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game

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The thrill and excitement of great tourism generally requires visitors to take part in the country's local fare in person. But Air New Zealand's new augmented reality experience for the Magic Leap One gives visitors an immersive taste of what the country has to offer without ever setting foot in the country. Revealed on Wednesday at the L.E.A.P.

Virtual Tourism Takes You to the Palace of Versailles

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Experience virtual tourism at the Palace of Versailles on the AVR Platform. The post Virtual Tourism Takes You to the Palace of Versailles appeared first on EON Reality. Once the epicenter of French royalty, the Palace of Versailles was built to impress.

Legends of Catalonia Is An Intriguing New Take On Virtual Tourism For PSVR

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So far we’ve seen virtual tourism take its place in VR largely as a series of idyllic 360 videos, but Legends of Catalonia has some other ideas about how to win the hearts and minds of holidaymakers. Set to launch on PSVR this Friday, Legends of Catalonia is produced by Virtual Voyagers in partnership with the Catalan Tourism Agency, which encompasses the northeastern region of Spain including cities like Barcelona.

Virgin Galactic cleared to resume space flights following FAA investigation

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After being grounded by an FAA investigation last month, space tourism company Virgin Galactic has now been cleared to resume its space flights. News FAA space space tourism Virgin Galactic

Saudi Arabia Is Building a Tourism Resort Based on an Oil Rig to Try to Make Destroying the Planet Cool

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It seems that the world’s largest oil producing countries will stop at nothing to keep drilling, despite the fact that doing so aggravates climate change and its devastating effects. Oil-producing heavyweight Saudi Arabia recently unveiled a new tactic: making oil rigs look cool. Read more.

Memory Capture & Virtual Tourism for the Benefit of Those with Physical Disabilities

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Roy is doing a sort of virtual tourism that is enabling other people with impaired mobility to get a taste of the different experiences that he’s having. The post Memory Capture & Virtual Tourism for the Benefit of Those with Physical Disabilities appeared first on Road to VR. 360 Video Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts Memory capture Physical Disability Roy Sherrill virtual tourism

Virtual Tourism Takes You to the Palace of Versailles

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Experience virtual tourism at the Palace of Versailles on the AVR Platform. The post Virtual Tourism Takes You to the Palace of Versailles appeared first on EON Reality. Once the epicenter of French royalty, the Palace of Versailles was built to impress.

Virgin Galactic video shows off weightless experience in spaceplane

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A Virgin Galactic video highlights the kind of experience that space tourism passengers will get to enjoy aboard its spaceplane. News Richard Branson space tourism Virgin Galactic vss unity

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‘BRINK Traveler’ Takes You on Photorealistic Hikes in VR, Coming to Quest & Steam September 9th

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News VR Experiences VR Tourism brink traveler brink xr vr tourism vr traverlingBRINK Traveler is a VR travel app that, thanks to some detailed photogrammetry, offers up realistic 3D locations for you to hike through and learn about along the way.

Virgin Galactic spaceplane makes it to boundary of space on third test flight

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After a few stumbles, Virgin Galactic has succeed in its third test flight of its spaceplane, which will be available for space tourism flights in the future. News space tourism SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic vss unity

Why Are Hotels Investing in Augmented Reality Technology?

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Tourism/Travel Augmented Reality augmented reality featured hospitality industry tourism travelAugmented reality technology has made its way into the hospitality industry.

Blue Origin releases first footage showing Shatner in space

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News blue origin space space tourism william shatnerStar Trek legend William Shatner became the oldest man to visit space on Wednesday. Footage released by Blue Origin shows the nonagenarian enjoying the ride.

Someone just bid a whopping $4M for a seat on Blue Origin rocket ride

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Ahead of the final auction session on Saturday, someone has just bid a whopping $4 million for a seat on Blue Origin's first-ever space tourism flight. News auction blue origin Jeff Bezos new shepard space tourism

Virgin Galactic will carry private astronauts and space tourists to the ISS

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Space tourism remains a controversial topic, however. News ISS private space flights space space tourism Virgin Galactic

Watch the best bits from SpaceX’s historic all-civilian mission

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Features News Photography crew dragon inspiration4 space space tourism SpaceXCheck out the highlights of SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, including the launch, the stunning views, and a crew member's impromptu ukulele performance.

Virgin Galactic cleared to fly space tourists on SpaceShipTwo

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The age of space tourism is almost here. News space space tourism Virgin GalacticVirgin Galactic has been cleared to fly paying customers on its suborbital spaceplane, the SpaceShipTwo.