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2014-05-16 23:01:27

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ (NECO) awarded Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) CEO, the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” at the 2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony on May 10, 2014 on Ellis Island, New York. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The [National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ (NECO) awarded [Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) CEO, the “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” at the 2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony on...

Does Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Flier Really Take You To Space?
2014-05-15 06:52:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As Virgin Galactic sent its WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane out for a test drive on Tuesday, the company found itself the subject of reports claiming that its commercial space flight operation would be delayed, as well as speculation that its passengers might not technically be traveling into space after all. According to a Monday article from David Gilbert of the International Business Times, those media reports claim that the...

2014-05-07 23:01:12

TurkOfAmerica magazine has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Chief Executive Officer, Fatih Ozmen, and President, Eren Ozmen in the top 10 Most Influential Turkish-Americans for the couple’s significant contributions to the electronics, aviation and space industries, including for their development of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 TurkOfAmerica magazine has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Chief Executive Officer, Fatih...

Federal Court Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Against ULA Rocket Deal With Russia
2014-05-01 07:54:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after SpaceX’s Elon Musk filed a legal complaint for not being allowed to compete for contracts on payloads involving national security, a US federal courts judge ordered a preliminary injunction against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchases of Russian-made rocket engine components. Judge Susan Braden said the decision to block deals with Russia does not affect earlier purchases or payments but did note...

ULA Responds To SpaceX Complaint: Defends Its Government Contract
2014-04-30 07:16:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last Friday (April 25), SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance (ULA) stating that the launch provider unfairly won contracts to launch sensitive government satellites. On Monday (April 28), ULA fired back, defending its right to be the sole launch system for the US government. “ULA is the only government certified launch provider that meets all of the unique Evolved Expendable Launch...

2014-04-23 08:22:18

BitSat Design Study Announced ATLANTA, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BitCoins took one small step towards space today as Jeff Garzik's Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. announced a preliminary design contract to develop an orbital system for the not-for-profit BitSat project. A constellation of tiny BitSats will comprise an orbital node for the bitcoin network now on Earth, continuously broadcasting the latest bitcoin block from orbit, enhancing the resiliency of...

2014-04-21 12:21:49

Space Flight Proceeds to Benefit Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center MOJAVE, Calif. and PHOENIX, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor John Corbett is better known for his roles in movies and popular TV shows such as Northern Exposure, Sex in The City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but last Saturday, he was shooting for the stars to help knock out Parkinson's disease by auctioning off a space flight with XCOR Aerospace to benefit Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's Research Center....

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...

The Child Who Inspired Sir Richard Branson's Dreams Of Space Travel Being Sought For VIP Treatment
2014-04-11 06:58:24

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 Live! In 1988, Branson got to talk with one enthusiastic child about the possibilities of future space travel. As a child, Shihan Musafer placed a call to the Going Live! show and asked the question that would catapult Branson into the spotlight of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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