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Build A Spaceport, Wait For Reward
2012-09-23 16:19:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the 1989 film classic, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella is told, "If you build it, they will come." The developers of Spaceport America have been depending on that idea. So far, it isn't working out. With a $209 billion dollar tax-payer funded price tag, Spaceport America is a rather large gamble for the New Mexico Space Authority (NMSA), the organization who designed, built and will operate the world's first private space...

Virgin Airlines To Give Space Ride To Most Frequent Flier
2012-08-30 05:59:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many businesses and companies have some sort of reward program for frequenting customers. I, for instance, am rewarded with at least two free cups of coffee every month at my local coffee conglomerate, as well as free syrups, refills and soy milk. Credit card companies have cash back programs, giving these card-wielding customers a small percentage back of how much they´ve charged. Sure, it´s not a way to save any...

Elon Musk Has Hopes For Manned Mars Trip
2012-08-10 06:00:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he hopes to be able to put man on Mars within the next 12 to 15 years. Musk told Nightline in an interview that he was confident this task could be completed. His words come just a few days after NASA landed its Curiosity rover successfully on the Red Planet this past Sunday night. SpaceX became the first commercial company to send a spacecraft up to the International Space Station for docking. Its...

NASA Awards Development Grants
2012-08-05 05:03:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three commercial aerospace development firms have been awarded a share of more than $1 billion in NASA grants as part of a program to complete a new spacecraft to transport American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), various media outlets have reported. The US space agency has awarded contracts totaling $1.1 billion to SpaceX, Boeing, and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as part of their Commercial Crew...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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