Virgin Galactic’s CEO: What Space Tourism Will Really Be Like

Forget the stories of NASA’s famous “Vomit Commit,” the plane that provides training flights for future astronauts. According to Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, the company’s flights to space—a 90-minute experience up and down again—shouldn’t upset passengers’ stomachs. “I have done several zero g flights,” Whiteside told Fortune in an interview. Maybe not surprising as […]

Virgin Galactic Takes Its First Human Passenger Into Space

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has officially put its first passenger into space. The company’s spaceplane made its second trip up above on Friday, this time with three people onboard: two pilots and one passenger, The Verge reports. The previous flight only contained the two pilots. The spaceplane, called the VSS Unity, takes passengers to […]