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Luxury hotels could be launched into Earth"s orbit as early as 2021. This is what future space lodging might look like.

Associated Press Luxury hotels in space could launch as early as 2021 and start accepting guests by 2022, some developers say. NASA's search for space habitats has been driving innovation in space habitat design. .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 9th, 2019

Astronauts often describe a powerful "overview effect" when gazing at Earth. Here"s what it is and why it may be essential to space missions.

NASA People who fly to space and gaze back at Earth often say they feel a powerful "overview effect." NASA astronaut Bob Behnken, whom SpaceX just launched into orbit on the rocket company's first c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 3rd, 2020

A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.

ESA / ATG medialab A new space telescope launched into Earth orbit Wednesday morning. The CHaracterizing ExOPlanets Satellite (CHEOPS) was originally scheduled to launch on Tuesday, but the launch sequence was interrupted just 1 hour a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 18th, 2019

Why Low-Earth Orbit Satellites Are the New Space Race

Elon Musk made headlines in 2018 when he launched his old car toward Mars aboard one of his Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rockets. He got less attention in May for his first step toward a potentially far more lucrative venture, when Space.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 15th, 2019

SpaceX Sends New Batch of Iridium Satellites Into Orbit in Its 14th Mission of 2018

SpaceX launched a batch of satellites for longtime customer Iridium Communications Inc. early Wednesday. Space Exploration Techn.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 25th, 2018

China Is Developing Space Lasers To Detect Submarines 1,640 Feet Underwater

China is developing a dual-purpose laser-equipped low-Earth orbit satellite. The program was launched earlier this year, is aimed at increasing Chinese surveillance of maritime traffic and unparallel anti-submarine warfare detection in the world's .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 4th, 2018

The Future of Ultrahigh-End Space Travel

A host of startups is planning luxury trips into Earth’s orbit.....»»

Category: topSource: barronsDec 13th, 2018

SpaceX successfully launches U.S. astronauts into space

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on Saturday successfully launched the first astronauts into space from U.S. soil in nine years. The capsule carrying NASA astronauts reached orbit on its way to the International Space Station......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 30th, 2020

The Margin: SpaceX set to become first private company to put U.S. astronauts into Earth’s orbit: Watch the launch live at 4:33 p.m. Eastern time

The destination for the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bon Behnken aboard, is the International Space Station......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 27th, 2020

Country Music Association Fest CEO is bullish on tourism"s recovery post-Covid

If the early numbers are any indication, CMA Fest will be back in a big way in 2021. Speaking during AllianceBernstein’s ‘Future of Tourism, Business & Entertainment in Nashville’ panel discussion on Thursday, Country Music Associa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2020

Hotels and retailers not paying rent due to the coronavirus pandemic spikes in April, Trepp says

The spike in loan payments not accounted for serves as an early indicator for just how bad things could get for retail and lodging real estate, according to Trepp......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcApr 13th, 2020

Hotels across the state offer free rooms to health care workers, first responders

Thirty-five hotels across the state are offering free accommodations to health care workers and first responders as a part of the Hotels for Heroes program, which launched Monday. An initiative created by Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Lodging an.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 7th, 2020

How hotels can help health care workers while salvaging some business

Industry leaders are hopeful a new initiative can rescue some Alamo City inns from closure as the COVID-19 pandemic has sunk hotel occupancy levels to dangerous lows. The American Hotel & Lodging Association has launched a new program called Hotels .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 29th, 2020

San Francisco hospitality unicorn lays off swath of staff

It's not the most hospitable time to be in hospitality. Beyond hotels and restaurant closures, venture-backed startups in the space are also beginning to contract in a big way as the coronavirus shuts down cities — and lodging opportunities — aroun.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 25th, 2020

Disney-area luxury hotel closes doors until early April

One of the independent luxury hotels on Walt Disney World property is shuttering its doors next week. The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World, a 443-room luxury hotel that opened in 2014, will close on March 24. Here's more from a company Twi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 19th, 2020

Orlando airport seeks firms for latest south terminal project

Firms are needed to build the space for the future $2.15 billion new Terminal C that will open in 2021......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2020

SpaceX is launching "dark satellites" to stop its Starlink project from wreaking havoc with astronomical research. Astronomers are skeptical.

Mike Blake/Reuters Elon Musk's space exploration company, SpaceX, plans to launch up to 42,000 satellites into orbit to beam internet down to remote parts of the Earth. SpaceX has already put close to 200 Starlink satellit.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 25th, 2020

Space travel tourism is a decade from liftoff -UK expert

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic make headlines for their plans to kickstart tourism to space but consumer travel outside of earth's orbit is at least a decade away, says Alice Bunn, international director for the UK Space Agency......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJan 24th, 2020

Why this company sent worms into space on a SpaceX capsule that"s returning to Earth

The capsule, which launched from Florida's Space Coast, will splash down next week in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Long Beach, California......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 3rd, 2020

"Not for the faint of heart:" Critical landing test ahead for Boeing Starliner

The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed in its mission to reach the International Space Station was due to barrel down to the Earth's surface early on Sunday with the daunting task of landing safely......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 22nd, 2019

Displaced in space: Boeing, NASA hopeful despite Starliner"s complications

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft won’t dock with the International Space Station as planned.  The vehicle successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 20, but it did not enter the correct orbit due to a technical issue. The uncrewed flight w.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 20th, 2019