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Blue Origin: Space Tourism Company Profile

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If you were one of the wealthiest people alive, what would you do with your fortune? Amazon founder Jeff Bezos decided to spend his wealth developing a space tourism and transport company: Blue Origin. He has publicly stated that he has invested as much as $1 Billion per year into getting Blue Origin ‘off the ground,’ no pun intended. In …

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Virgin Galactic: Space Tourism Company Profile

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If you want to go to space, you’re not alone! In this series on space tourism companies, we profile each of the top space tourism companies to help you learn more about them and what kind of space experience they offer. Below, you can learn more about Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson’s rocket-assisted spaceplane company. Future Space Tourist? Dark Skies: …

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How to Plan an Acadia National Park Stargazing Trip

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The wind whips up over the mountaintop. It’s the kind of night where you can’t help but shiver – except there are so many stars overhead that it’s distractingly beautiful. This is what it’s like stargazing in Acadia National Park. If you want this experience for yourself, you’re not alone. Acadia National Park is one of the best spots for …

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Rancho Cacachilas: Eco & Astrotourism in Baja California Sur

In Space on Earth, Space Tourismby Valerie Stimac

Are you an environmentally conscious traveler? Do you enjoy seeing a dark night sky? Consider how these two ideas go together. Ecotourism is an increasingly popular trend as travelers become aware of the impact of tourism on destinations and ecosystems. Simultaneously, more of us are interested in astrotourism – traveling to experience the night sky. Unfortunately, most tourism increases development …

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6 Space Tourism Predictions for 2019

In Featured, Space Tourismby Valerie Stimac

In early 2017, one of the first posts I wrote for Space Tourism Guide was a post of space tourism predictions for the coming year. Back then, I predicted we’d see manned test flights, falling prices, and more interest in space tourism-related activities on earth. Unfortunately, it has taken a long time for these predictions to come to pass! 2017 …

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A Guide for Stargazing in Calaveras County, California

In Space on Earth, Space Tourismby Valerie Stimac

Located 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco, Calaveras County is a perfect weekend getaway from the Bay Area. It is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and boating in the summer, and for skiing in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter. Throughout the year you can learn about the county’s historic roots and sample delicious local food and wine. …

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How to Plan an Astronomy Trip to the Royal Observatory Greenwich

In Space on Earth, Space Tourismby Valerie Stimac

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is one of the world’s top historic astronomy destinations. King Charles II commissioned the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1675. Sir Christopher Wren originally chose the site, and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich began operations in 1676. In the nearly 350 years since, the Royal Observatory Greenwich has been one of the foundational observatories in the world. In fact, …