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Young DJ set to be first black African in space

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:30

No one in Mandla Maseko`s family has ever stepped outside South Africa, but the young township DJ is set to rocket into space next year.

Virgin`s SpaceShipTwo covers `record` 13.5 miles at speed of Mach 1.4

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 10:24

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic blasted its SpaceShipTwo reusable space vehicle nearly 13.5 miles into the air, and reached a speed of Mach 1.4 on Friday.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo completes test flight

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 16:18

Virgin Galactic`s space tourism vehicle, SpaceShipTwo, recorded a new high Friday on its third rocket-powered supersonic test flight.

Space tourism won`t hurt environment: Richard Branson

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 20:47

Richard Branson has said that his firm Virgin Galactic`s rocket-powered space tourism flights will have only a minor impact on the climate change.

Space tourism won`t hurt environment, says Branson

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 18:49

Richard Branson has said that his firm Virgin Galactic`s rocket-powered space tourism flights will have only a minor impact on the climate change.

Dennis Tito proposes to send married couple around Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 08:42

A tycoon and space experts have announced an audacious plan to send a married couple around Mars in 2018.

`US space tourism set for takeoff by 2014`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 09:01

The Obama administration is preparing for a space tourism industry that is expected to be worth $1 billion in 10 years.

Space tourism will worsen climate change

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 15:25

A decade of commercial space flight would have a devastating impact on climate change.

Space tourism to speed up climate change

Last Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 09:48

Soot from commercial space flight will change global temperatures, researchers have warned.

Private spaceship makes first solo glide flight

Last Updated: Monday, October 11, 2010, 09:58

Virgin Galactic`s space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo achieved its first solo glide flight on Sunday.

Fly cheap to space on a Virgin!

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 12:44

Richard Branson unveiled a commercial spaceliner offering tourists a cheaper chance to visit space.

Space tourism yet to fly, 5 years since 1st flight

Last Updated: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 13:14

When a private spaceship soared over California to claim a $10 million prize, daredevil venture capitalist Alan Walton was 68 and thought he`d soon be on a rocket ride of his own.