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SpaceShipTwo Goes Higher, Faster Than Ever During Test Flight
2013-09-06 07:04:46

[ Watch the Video: Virgin Galactic Gets Ready For Commercial Space Flight ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is readying for its commercial space flight business in 2014 by completing a second test flight on Thursday, September 5, passing with flying colors. During this second rocket-powered, supersonic flight the company's SpaceShipTwo testing craft demonstrated all technical mission phases for the first time, and...

2013-07-24 23:18:47

Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, documentary also includes interviews with President Clinton and is launched on Hulu in the United States this week. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Sundog Pictures announced today it will be holding a special screening of its groundbreaking documentary “Breaking the Taboo,” in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 28th, 2013. “Breaking the Taboo” is a documentary about how the global war on drugs has failed. The special screening will be...

2013-07-04 23:17:37

CEO of CINTEP Nick Christy recently urged fellow entrepreneurs to send in their submissions to the 2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, the biggest international competition for sustainable business plans. London, UK (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Nick Christy, the CEO of CINTEP, maker of the world’s most efficient eco showers, is reminding fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders that there is less than a month left to submit their entries to this year’s Postcode Lottery Green Challenge....

2013-06-13 23:17:11

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will also participate in panel discussion. Groundbreaking documentary by Sun Dog Pictures about the war on drugs is narrated by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman & includes interview with President Clinton. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Sundog Pictures announced today it will be holding a special screening of its groundbreaking documentary “Breaking the Taboo,” in San Diego, California on Thursday, June 20th 2013. “Breaking the Taboo” is...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Sets World Record For Longest Zero-Fuel Flight
2013-05-23 06:02:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After an early morning take-off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday May 22, Andre Borschberg completed a world record flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in his co-owned zero-fuel airplane. The Solar Impulse team of Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are on a five-leg journey from coast to coast taking turns flying their HB-SIA aircraft as they flea hop across the USA. On leg two of the journey,...


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Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'