Space Tourist

Suborbital Commercialization Takes a Step Forward with Virgin Galactic Unveiling of SpaceShipTwo

Leave it to Sir Richard Branson to put on a show. A lavish unveiling was scheduled for SpaceShipTwo now known as Virgin Mothership (VMS) Eve carrying Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Enterprise. Unfortunately mother nature was not being co-operative with strong winds and a frigid night with even the possibility of snow. Leaving the theatrics behind after a roll-out of the VMS Eve carrying VSS Enterprise …

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For Guy Lalibert and the One Drop Foundation Space Trip was a Media Winfall

It would seem Guy Lalibert really got good value for the $35 million he spent on his flight in October to the International Space Station. According to Influence Communication of Montreal who were authorized by Lalibert to assess the value of the media coverage, the total advertising value of Lalibert’s media coverage between June 4 and October 14, 2009 was CAN$592 million.

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Poetic Social Mission Complete, Lalibert Returns to Earth

Guy Lalibert the the founder of Cirque du Soleil landed in the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan earlier today after completing his 11 day Poetic Social Mission. Returning with Lalibert were International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt who have just completed a six-month stay.

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SpaceRef.ca on CBC Radio

Keith’s note: I will be interviewed on CBC Radio this morning to talk about Guy Lalibert’s flight. This is the schedule: 6:00 am EDT Sudbury, 6:20 Quebec City, 6:40 Thunder Bay, 7:00 Winnipeg, 7:10 Corner Brook, 7:30 Yellowknife, 7:50 Victoria, 8:15 Regina, 8:30 Kelowna, 8:40 Vancouver

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Guy Lalibert Is On His Way

Flight Engineers Jeffrey Williams and Maxim Suraev of the 21st International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:14 a.m. EDT Wednesday to begin a six-month stay in space. Less than 10 minutes after launch their spacecraft reached orbit, and its antennas and solar arrays were deployed shortly afterward. With Williams, a retired U.S. Army colonel, …

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