Virgin Galactic launches (on the New York Stock Exchange)

Public investors now able to buy shares as Sir Richard Bransons space tourism venture seeks funds for takeoff Virgin Galactic has taken a giant leap towards space as shares in the billionaire Sir Richard Bransons space tourism venture started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Public investors are now able to buy shares under the stock market ticker symbol SPCE in the human spaceflight company which is betting that enough wealthy tourists will pay the $250,000 (195,000) ticket price to justify investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars. rocket company founded by Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla, and Blue Origin, the company owned by the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which aims to talks with the …

This Real-Time Visual Shows How Slow Light Travels in the Vastness of Space

In this brilliant real-time visualization, we start with our planet to grasp just how fast light travels (300,000 km per second/186,000 miles per second). However, things quickly get mind-boggling when we use nearby objects in space like the moon, mars, and sun. The visualization was created by Dr. James O’Donoghue who is a Planetary Scientist at the Japanese Space Agency, JAXA. Before that, the good doc worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. I love how elegantly a simple visualization can explain concepts like these. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways