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Virgin Galactic, NASA Ink Space Transportation Deal
2011-10-15 04:57:41

NASA has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic to use the Richard Branson-founded company's spacecraft and southern New Mexico spaceport for suborbital flights, various media outlets reported Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the deal will allow the U.S. space agency to charter a flight from the company onboard SpaceShipTwo, and contains options for two additional flights. If the option is picked up for all three flights, it would net Virgin Galactic a total of $4.5 million....

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2011-08-05 11:15:00

Boeing Co. announced Thursday plans to launch its seven-seat spaceship on a test run to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 using Atlas V rockets built by United Launch Alliance (ULA). The project, however, is dependent on additional government funding, Boeing Vice President John Elbon told Reuters during a conference call. He declined to say how much extra would be needed. The timeline is entirely contingent on NASA's budget, but with the retirement of space shuttle program and...

2011-08-03 10:00:00

RESTON, VA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - SpaceRef, a provider of new media services since 1999, announced today that it was launching its first magazine, Space Quarterly, in both digital and print format. Space Quarterly will be published in two editions: a U.S. edition with an international section and a Canadian edition. To complement Space Quarterly, SpaceRef will also launch a new online service, the SpaceRef Forum, where readers can participate in ongoing discussions on topics...

2011-07-26 09:54:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR(®) Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, completed the first dedicated NASTAR Suborbital Scientist Training Program for the Atsa Suborbital Observatory project, with eight team members from the Planetary Science Institute (PSI), The Citadel, and other South Carolina colleges. The Atsa project will use a reusable suborbital spacecraft equipped with a specially designed...

2011-07-21 15:15:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, completed another Suborbital Scientist Training Course for private astronauts that will conduct commercial space research missions on suborbital spaceflights. The fifth Suborbital Scientist class (SS Class #5) included 10 individuals, eight of which were Astronauts4Hire members interested in taking commercial payloads into space as...


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