Virgin Galactic unveils space tourism craft WhiteKnightTwo

The era of space tourism has begun. Out in the Mojave desert, Virgin Galactic has unveiled, the WhiteKnightTwo, the new transport ship they’ll be using to carry their not-yet-unveiled SpaceShipTwo into suborbital space. The passenger ship is then launched from the underside of WhiteKnightTwo to continue its ascent to the very edge of space, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) above …

The New York City Waterfalls

Visitors to New York this summer will find something unusual even for this celebrated city — four monumental, man-made waterfalls in the East River along the shores of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Governors Island. Danish artist Olafur Eliasson is the creator of the public art, titled “The New York City Waterfalls,”. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund (they cost about $15 …

Stress free travel in Bangkok

The Metropolitan Bangkok, sister to the chic Metropolitan outpost in London, has launched a new package specially designed for passengers passing through Bangkok on their way in and out of Asia, who find themselves at the city’s Suvarnabhumi Airport with a lengthy layover. The new package allows for a stress-free stopover at the hotel, permitting guests to relax and recharge …

Space Wedding

Space will now be the ultimate frontier for grooms and brides in 2011, when Rocketplane Kistler Japan who teamed up with wedding planner First Advantage begin hosting weddings aboard a 1-hour space flight that reaches an altitude of more than 100 kilometers (62.1 miles). The cost of $2.2 million per wedding includes a photo and video album, “original space wedding …

Google Co-Founder Books a Space Flight

Space Adventures, a Virginia company that arranges passage for wealthy explorers to ride on Russian Soyuz rockets to the International Space Station, They are now planning to buy a Soyuz flight all its own in 2011, with the option of buying more. One of the people onboard the 2011 flight will be Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google. He made …

The world’s largest swimming pool

Already drawing the crowds in the South American resort of San Alfonso del Mar in Chile, this artificial lagoon and swimming pool has been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the the biggest and longest swimming pool in the world. The pool is 1013 metres (3,324 feet) long and covers an area of 8 hectares (19.77 acres), …