Virgin Galactic Unveils Suits for Space Tourism Flights

A departure from the uniforms that NASA astronauts require for trips beyond Earth’s atmosphere, the spacesuits ticketed passengers will wear on Virgin Galactic’s flights are comfy, blood-flow-regulating, and designed by Under Armour. “The big difference between suits of the past and this suit is that those suits were to perform a task, and this suit is to enjoy and savor space on your own terms, …

Inside Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport Terminal

Founded in 2004 by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic is an airline that offers trips to the outer rim of our atmosphere—taking off from a strip of dusty land in New Mexico. Tickets start at $200,000 and will afford passengers the opportunity to enter space—a claim typically reserved for NASA-trained astronauts. The trip lasts 90 minutes, courtesy of a supersonic plane, but hours more could …

Europeans Increasingly Rejecting Air Travel

“I feel a little proud now to be taking the train,” Catherine Hellberg, a Swede traveling from Malmo to Berlin, says to Time. Her sentiment is part of a growing trend: Europeans are ever more inclined to take trains, cars and ships in favor of planes. This concern for the environment stretches across the continent and could be encouragement for Americans to follow suit. Perhaps …