That’s a wrap: 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The world continued to get bigger and smaller in 2014. And the curious have mountains of information at their fingertips – that’s a doubled-edged sword. But amidst the big earth-shattering events, I found smaller moments that sparked my imagination and sated my curiousness. Here’s hoping your 2014 brought new discoveries, and an ever-increasing curious mind.

Space cadettes: Two women prepare for blast-off

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Two women share a life-long love of space. So much so that they made life-altering decisions to make their dreams of space travel a reality. Their stories collide as they prepare to take the giant leap.

Space madness: Another milestone for space tourism

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

TweetIt’s been a while since I’ve updated Virgin Galactic’s space tourism endeavors. Much has happened, and today a great milestone was announced. But If you’re just joining me, you’ll need a bit of background. Start here, then here, next here, and finally here, and you’ll be caught up. While the target date for getting space […]

One giant leap for space tourism

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

TweetHuge news for pending space tourists: Virgin Galactic’s planned space flights took another step toward reality last week, flying with a crew aboard! This story piqued my curiosity last December in Space available, followed by the mothership update. I’ve been curiously watching Virgin Galactic’s trajectory for its space tourism program. Last week, on 16 july […]

The mothership has landed

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

TweetIn December, the curious g blogged about Virgin Galactic’s space packages in Space available (it’s still booking). The program took another leap forward today. Virgin Galactic announced that its commercial manned spaceship, VSS Enterprise, successfully completed its first “captive carry” test flight this morning. The spaceship lifted off at 07:05 am (PST) from Mojave Air […]

Performance space

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

TweetAnd speaking of space… It’s been quite a year for pushing the boundaries of space travel. In March, the curious g wrote about the simulated Euro/Russian Mission to Mars which tested human boundaries for interplanetary travel. The results of the experiment proved very positive for continuing the Mars program. US participation in the mission consisted […]

Space available

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

What does $200K get you these days? A three-day trip into space aboard Richard Branson’s spaceliner, the VSS Enterprise. Countdown…

Now boarding: Mission to Mars

Monday, March 30th, 2009

In a small step in the direction of Mars, the international crew is embarking on a simulated 105-day flight to test the limits of human tolerance for interplanetary travel. Would you sign up?