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The Child Who Inspired Sir Richard Bransons Dreams Of Space

The Child Who Inspired Sir Richard Branson's Dreams Of Space Travel Being Sought For VIP Treatment

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sir Richard Branson, the man behind the dream to bring citizens into space, has only one person to thank in realizing that dream. During a visit to the BBC TV children’s show Going...

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2014-04-16 08:21:49

Contract Highlights Major Content on Both the Atlas V and Delta IV Programs ARLINGTON, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value includes hardware for both of the current United States Air Force EELV launch vehicles, the Atlas V and Delta IV. The initial contracting period includes large...

2014-04-14 16:21:07

SPARKS, Nev., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a joint news conference held on April 10 at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announced plans to explore potential applications and multiple economic development opportunities presented by the combination of a Houston-based spaceport and SNC's Dream Chaser(®) -- a spacecraft that can land at the spaceport directly from low-Earth orbit. SNC and HAS signed...

2014-04-09 16:21:40

Vehicle Integration Commences MOJAVE, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit has been delivered. AdamWorks engineers, along with XCOR engineers, performed several successful pressure tests before it was packed and shipped to XCOR. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/LA01988 The cockpit is the principle major subassembly XCOR needs to begin assembly of the Lynx suborbital spaceplane. "The successful...

2014-04-03 16:20:12

Celebrated Aviator, Commercial Astronaut and Engineer Adds to XCOR's Depth and Experience Base MOJAVE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that celebrated aviator, test pilot, engineer and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie has joined the company as Senior Test Pilot. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA97943 As Senior Test Pilot, Binnie will be working with another celebrated pilot and astronaut, XCOR Chief Test Pilot and former Space...

2014-03-31 16:21:10

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's commercial space partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will transport humans to destinations in low-Earth orbit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The achievements in February are the latest development in a cycle that is seeing all four industry partners meet their...

2014-03-25 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the success of NASA's commercial spaceflight initiatives, agency officials announced Monday plans to solicit proposals from U.S. private enterprises for unfunded partnerships to collaboratively develop new commercial space capabilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The growing U.S. commercial spaceflight industry is opening low-Earth orbit in ways that will improve lives on Earth, drive...

2014-03-25 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA uses companies for suborbital flights to encourage and facilitate the growth of this important aerospace market while also providing a means to advance a wide range of new launch vehicle and space technologies. NASA...

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2014-03-03 04:29:11

NASA NASA's aerospace industry partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will transport humans to destinations in low-Earth orbit. Blue Origin, Boeing Space Exploration, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and SpaceX each are developing unique transportation systems, and each faces stringent evaluations and tests in 2014. CCP's engineering team is working...

2014-02-28 12:22:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's aerospace industry partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will transport humans to destinations in low-Earth orbit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Blue Origin, Boeing Space Exploration, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and SpaceX each are developing unique...

2014-02-20 12:20:56

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant attention has been given to methods of shielding human space participants from radiation on missions. But what if some astronauts suffer from susceptible DNA before entering the space radiation environment? Two American scientists have proposed that certain astronaut molecular profiles may 1) reduce inherent DNA stability, 2) slow DNA repair, and 3) render DNA more susceptible to mutational events when exposed to the...