Daily Archives: July 9, 2019

Virgin Galactic is going public to fund its expensive tourist spaceflights

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/09/virgin-galactic-public-space-tourism/ Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has announced that it will go public via a merger with an investment firm. Its new partner, Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), will invest $800 million in exchange for a 49 percent stake and take … Continue reading

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Space-based gravitational-wave detector may detect strange exoplanets

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1532915 Enlarge / A depiction of one of the trio of satellites that will form the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. 14 with 12 posters participating The first detection of gravitational waves came via LIGO, an instrument that has to strain … Continue reading

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