Virgin Galactic

An undated image provided by World View shows an illustration of the World View space capsule which is complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a lavatory and a 360-degree view. The World View travel experience is more approachable than a brief, jolting rocket ride. (World View via AP)

Space tourism projects at a glance

Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, Calif., is preparing to roll…


In this Nov. 1, 2014 file photo, wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, Calif.  (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP 2014)

NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

WASHINGTON — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during…


AP Photo/Susan Montoya BryanA construction sign directs vehicles through roadwork at the entrance of Spaceport America in Upham

Virgin Galactic gets back on track toward space tourism

The only thing interrupting the creosote and mesquite that make up one…


AP Photo/Scaled CompositesIn this undated photo released Saturday

Pilot's survival hailed as miracle, but not unique

There were no ejection seats and no easy ways out of SpaceShipTwo…

AP Photo/Scaled CompositesIn this undated photo released Saturday
AP Photo/NTSBIn this Nov. 1

Virgin spaceship's descent system deployed early

An experimental rocket ship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert…

AP Photo/NTSBIn this Nov. 1
AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a…

AP Photo/Reed Saxon