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Star Trek’s William Shatner Afraid of Flying?

Virgin CEO Richard Branson gave Captain Kirk the chance to go into space. William Shatner turned him down, and Branson says it’s because Shatner is afraid to fly. Needless to say, this is a tale that beggars belief. Let’s look …

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Space Trip for $1 Million

Leonardo DiCaprio will have a companion when he heads out into space — a very rich companion. DiCaprio auctioned off a chance to accompany the Wolf of Wall Street actor on his voyage into space Thursday at this year’s amfAR …

X-15 Test Pilot Bill Dana Dies at 83

NASA test pilot and astronaut William Harvey “Bill” Dana passed away Tuesday at age 83. According to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, Dana, famed as a research test pilot who flew the X-15 rocket plane and other pioneering …

Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson Winklevoss Twins Are Going to Space Thanks to Bitcoin and Richard Branson

Following in the footsteps of notable names like Lance Bass, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pursuing a trip into space–and they are paying their way with bitcoin. “Cameron and I have decided to use our bitcoin to take the plunge, …

Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoin for Ticket to Space Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoin for Ticket to Space

CNBC reported on Friday that Sir Richard Branson has permitted his space startup, Virgin Galactic, to accept Bitcoin as fare for a flight to space. Branson made the announcement in a blog post at Virgin. “The virtual currency has really …

Space Tourism by Balloon Coming

World View Enterprises announced plans Tuesday to send people into the stratosphere using a hot air balloon, in place of any sort of rocket. Jane Poynter, CEO of the Tucson, Arizona-based firm says that the 4-hour trip 19 miles up …

New Reality Competition to Launch Winner into Space New Reality Competition to Launch Winner into Space

Is this the reality competition to end all reality competitions? Well, probably not – but it’s a damn cool idea. Mark Burnett and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic have teamed up to create a new reality show called Space Race, where …