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Mother and Daughter Win Tickets for Suborbital Space Ride With Virgin Galactic

A wellness coach from Antigua and her daughter are getting tickets for a suborbital space trip, thanks to the latest in a line of out-of-this-world sweepstakes going back 20 years. And although not a single spaceflight sweepstakes winner has flown yet, there’s still significant value to such contests, financially and otherwise. “Being able to give …

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Russian actress, Japanese entrepreneur cleared for space station visits

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Russian actress Yulia Peresild participates in a press conference Thursday in Moscow. Credit: Roscosmos Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian …

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NASA, Axiom sign agreements moving ahead with first commercial station visit

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION A view of the Atlantic Ocean from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA NASA and Houston-based Axiom Space have signed a “mission order” setting the stage for four civilians to visit to the International Space Station early next year, the first fully commercial flight to the orbiting lab …

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Blue Origin practices crew operations on suborbital test flight

Blue Origin’s New Shepard booster lifts off at 12:51 p.m. EDT (11:51 a.m. CDT; 1651 GMT) Wednesday. Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin, the space company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, took another step toward launching people to the edge of space Wednesday with a suborbital test flight of its New Shepard booster and crew capsule …

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Final two passengers named for first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Billionaire Jared Isaacman, physician assistant Hayley Arceneaux, science educator Sian Proctor, and engineer Chris Sembroski will fly into low Earth orbit on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft later this year. Credit: SpaceX The billionaire financing the SpaceX flight that will carry the first non-professional “everyday people” into orbit …

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