Space Tourism Is a Waste

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Jeff Bezos, the richest man on Earth, will head into suborbital space on Tuesday. He’ll be the second billionaire to take such a journey this month, getting narrowly beat out by Richard Branson, who recently took an hour-long rocket trip to the edge of space.

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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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.

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 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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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

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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Watch Virgin Galactic prep space plane for Sunday’s launch

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News space space tourism Virgin GalacticWatch Virgin Galactic's team attaching its space plane to the carrier aircraft ahead of its first fully crewed flight on Sunday.

Space tourism sounds fun. But it could be terrible for the planet.

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Companies including SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Space Adventures want to make space tourism more common. Space travel has environmental costs. For research, it might be worth it. To send Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other wealthy tourists into orbit? That’s debatable.

Blue Origin rocket launch will include youngest person to travel to space

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News blue origin Jeff Bezos new shepard space space tourismBlue Origin's rocket launch on Tuesday, July 20 will include the youngest person to travel to space, 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen.

Richard Branson makes it to the edge of space in Virgin Galactic flight

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News space space tourism Virgin GalacticRichard Branson has made it to the edge of space along with five others in the first fully crewed test flight of Virgin Galactic's spaceplane VSS Unity.

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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

Jeff Bezos makes it to edge of space (and back) in Blue Origin rocket trip

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News blue origin Jeff Bezos space space tourism suborbital spaceBlue Origin successfully sent its owner Jeff Bezos and three others to the edge of space on Tuesday, achieving the spaceflight company’s first-ever crewed trip.

Japanese Billionaire Making a Stop on the ISS Before His Big Trip to the Moon on Elon's Rocket

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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.

Guess who Jeff Bezos thanked for his Blue Origin rocket ride

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News Amazon blue origin Jeff Bezos Online Shopping space space tourismIt may not surprise you to learn who billionaire Jeff Bezos has thanked for making his rocket trip to the edge of space possible.

SpaceX Starship Ticket Holder Teases 'Big Update' for March 2

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Virgin Galactic preps rocket plane for Saturday test flight

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Virgin Galactic will send its suborbital space plane on another rocket-powered test flight on Saturday as it eyes the launch of a space tourism service. News space tourism Virgin Galactic vms eve vss unity

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

SpaceX astronaut to become the youngest American to orbit Earth

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SpaceX has announced Hayley Arceneaux as the second crew member for its first all-civilian tourism flight that will fly four people to Earth orbit this year. News space space tourism SpaceX

Blue Origin tests crew capsule upgrades in latest rocket launch

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Watch Blue Origin conduct a successful flight test of its upgraded capsule set to be used for sub-orbital space tourism services. News blue origin new shepard space tourism

5 Industries Which Could Benefit From Augmented Reality Post COVID

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Travel and Tourism. Although the travel and tourism industry has taken a direct hit from COVID-19, technology innovations like augmented reality can help the sector bounce back by providing an incredible, immersive experience.