#Space Flights

Raketa Space Launcher

Russian watchmaker Raketa has created a limited-edition timepiece made from a piece of the Russian “Soyuz” space launcher and from the fabric of a Russian spacesuit. Soyuz is a family of disposable Russian rockets developed by OKB-1 and manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara, Russia. With over 1,900 flights since its debut in 1966, the Soyuz is the most frequently used launch vehicle in the world as of 2021, according to Wikipedia.
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Mom and daughter bound for space after winning Virgin Galactic prize

A health coach from Antigua and Barbuda has won two tickets worth almost $1 million to be among Virgin Galactic's first space tourists -- and plans to take the trip of a lifetime with her teenage daughter. Keisha Schahaff, 44, said she wanted to cross the final frontier with her 17-year-old, a science student living in Britain who dreams of one day working for NASA. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson surprised Schahaff with the news at her home in the Caribbean in early November. "I just thought I was doing a zoom interview," she told AFP.
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44-year-old wins two space flights in lottery

You can hardly believe her luck: 44 years Keisha Shafa I entered the lottery WithShe won two tickets to space. It is a special gift for your daughter in many ways. A woman from the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda has won two tickets totaling $900,000 for a trip to space. 44-year-old Keisha Schaaf wants to take her 17-year-old daughter into space, like the company of British billionaire Virgin Galactic. Richard Branson announced on Wednesday. The teenager is currently studying astrophysics in Great Britain and dreams of a job at NASA.

Richard Branson Visits Recipient Of Virgin Galactic Omaze Raffle Draw

CEO Richard Branson recently visited one of the lucky recipients of the Omaze Virgin Galactic free space flight raffle draw. One of the winners Keisha S hails from Antigua and Barbuda and she will be the first person from the Caribbean islands to visit space. She has a daughter that...

She wins two seats for the space worth $ 900,000

By entering a simple raffle, a 44-year-old woman living in Antigua and Barbuda won a heavenly gift: two seats for space aboard a Virgin Galactic vessel, worth of $ 450,000 each. Read alsoSpace, a new horizon of competition and conflict. Keisha Schahaff will thus become the first passenger from the...

Caribbean woman wins two space flights in lottery

Keisha Schahaff took part in a lottery on an online platform that raised money for a non-governmental organization. A woman from the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda won two tickets with a total value of 900,000 dollars for a flight into space. The 44-year-old Keisha Schahaff wants to take...

Guess Who’s Flying To Space Next: Michael Strahan!

While you’re busy decking the halls with boughs of holly and puzzling about your Christmas decoration plans, pro football Hall of famer Michael Strahan is preparing to go to space next month. Yes, ladies and gentlemen – and others, space tourism is in full gear and Blue Origin is planning to lead the way.

Richard Branson surprises mom, 44, with a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip to space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 – and she plans on taking her daughter for the ride

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson shocked 44-year-old Keisha S. of Antigua with the news that she and her loved one were getting free space travel. Kisha won a sweepstakes with Omaze, an American for-profit fundraising company, for a one-time business trip to the last frontier aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22.

Michael Strahan To Visit Space With Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Team: Report

It seems rather surprising that all of a sudden, taking trips to space is a common occurrence. People like billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have had their vacations in the sky, as has Star Trek icon, William Shatner. Conspiracy theorists have run wild on social media as they come up with reasons why space exploration in this manner would arise more frequently in the future, and now, it's Michael Strahan's turn.

Space Perspectives Is Redefining How Space Tourism Works

Space: The final frontier or the next hot tourist destination? Two entrepreneurs are banking on the latter. Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum are spearheading Space Perspectives, a space tourism company that aims to ferry travelers to the edge of space with the help of a giant balloon. The venture is...
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Space Florida & IIA Webinar

Starts on Wed, Nov 24, 2021 4:00 PM Israel Standard Time (UTC+2) Have you ever wondered whether your technology can be applied in Space?. Space Florida, Israel Innovation Authority, StemRad, Redwire Space, Israel Space Agency and the Ramon Foundation are happy to invite you to a special webinar!. The webinar...
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Meet the mom who won a trip to space on Virgin Galactic flight

Sir Richard Branson helped pave the way for space tourism with his historic flight with Virgin Galactic, then teamed with charity platform Omaze for a sweepstakes offering the chance to win two seats on one of their next space flights. Now the winner, Keisha Schahaff of Antigua, joins the 3rd Hour of TODAY live. “My daughter is coming,” she reveals. “I’m really excited about this entire experience.”

Blue Origin’s Next Space Flight Includes Two Special Guests

Blue Origin is gearing up for its third crewed flight to the edge of space, with the mission set to carry six people — two more than its previous crewed missions. Scheduled for Thursday, December 9, the crew of Blue Origin’s next suborbital space flight will include a couple of special guests, namely Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, who was the first American to fly to space, and Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan.