Celestial Tales: The First Mexican Woman to Reach Space 

Katya Echazarreta holds a Mexican flag.

Katya Echazarreta flew aboard a Blue Origin rocket and is the first Mexican woman to reach outer space. (Image via Katya Echazarreta)

Virgin Galactic Soon to Be the 1st Publicly Traded Space Travel Company

Richard Branson.

British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will merge with Social Capital Hedosophia to create a new company called Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

The New Race to Space

The Earth as seen from space.

How do these two very different space ventures compare, and how are their efforts progressing? (Image: PIRO4D via Pixabay)