For Immediate Release
The Era of Commercial Space Travel Has Officially Begun, Says New Space
Contact: Kathryn Ryan
New Rochelle, NY, July 13, 2021—New Space: The Journal of Space Entrepreneurship and Innovation congratulates Richard Branson and his company, Virgin Galactic, who successfully launched the first commercial flight to space on Sunday. New Space, founded nine years ago, is a major source of information for those in the space and aviation fields, including professionals in related industries, academia, and government.
“The dream of space tourism is now a reality,” said Mary Ann Liebert, president and CEO of the company that bears her name and publisher of New Space. “When we launched New Space in 2013, we were certain that space tourism held enormous promise, and we were confident that this day would come. More is coming; Jeff Bezos plans to launch his craft New Shepard next week.”
“Sunday's flight of the Unity vehicle was an important milestone in establishing the legitimacy of the suborbital tourism market and Virgin Galactic's operating plan,” said Ken Davidian, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of New Space: The Journal of Space Entrepreneurship and Innovation. “The media coverage of this flight undoubtedly exposed the current status of suborbital space travel to a greater number of people than ever before. The flight also communicated the message that Sir Richard Branson, the owner of the company, is confident that the vehicle is safe for casual space travel. The greater the exposure to mass markets, the higher the likelihood that this industry segment, and other similar commercial space industry segments, will enjoy long-term viability.
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