Elon Musk's plans are ambitious, but are they realistic?

2017-06-22 08:42

The details of Elon Musk's plans to launch flights to Mars by 2023 are certainly ambitious. But are they realistic, asks Andrew Coates.

High-profile backing for Mars colonisation bid

2013-12-11 07:17

A Dutch entrepreneur's quest to colonise Mars has won high-profile support from a US aerospace giant, although the timetable for putting humans on the planet has been pushed back.

Branson opens space agency in SA

2012-05-02 20:14

Giltedge Travel in Cape Town has been selected as an accredited agent for Virgin Galactic’s space travel.

Microsoft co-founder unveils space travel plans

2011-12-14 11:21

A giant aeroplane that can launch a rocket carrying cargo and humans into orbit is the future of space travel, says billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Russia Mars probe considered lost

2011-11-12 20:04

Efforts to resume contact with a Russian space mission to Mars stuck in Earth orbit after launch have failed and the probe must be considered lost, Interfax news agency reports.


Crash won't halt space tourism

2014-11-02 12:00

The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.

Future of space tourism: Balloons

2013-10-23 08:53

The latest space tourism venture depends more on hot air than rocket science.

Virgin appoints SA space flight agent

2012-05-02 15:57

The first accredited agent to sell space flights in South Africa has been appointed, says Virgin Galactic.

China completes second space docking

2011-11-14 18:30

China has completed its second space docking, reports say, as it moves closer towards fulfilling its ambition to set up a manned space station.

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