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2014-06-10 08:22:23

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Composites One, North America's leading distributor of composites raw materials and value added services, announced today it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire essential composites distribution assets from Nexeo Solutions, and the Nexeo Solutions dedicated composites distribution employees will join Composites One. With this transaction, Composites One will be able to offer its extensive product line, unmatched technical...

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...

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...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches New Heights
2014-01-11 04:11:11

[ Watch the Video: Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) reusable space vehicle reached an altitude of 71,000 feet and speeds of Mach 1.4 during a supersonic test flight conducted early Friday morning, the Sir Richard Branson-owned commercial space travel firm has confirmed. With chief pilot David Mackay and co-pilot Mark Stucky at the helm, the six-passenger aircraft lifted off from...

Zero-G Corp Gives Virgin Galactic Ticket Holders A Weightless Ride
2013-10-07 15:27:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic continues preparations to soon offer passengers a few minutes in suborbital space, those who have already reserved a spot on the company's next-gen space plane are getting a chance to experience weightlessness ahead of schedule. Virgin Galactic has teamed up with Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) to provide future astronauts the opportunity to experience zero gravity without leaving the...

Virgin Galactic Inks Reality TV Deal With NBC, Mark Burnett
2013-10-04 03:46:59

[ Watch the Video: A Reality Show With An Out Of This World Prize ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NBC and Virgin Galactic are joining forces to develop a reality television program that will allow contestants to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel into outer space. The program, which will be known as “Space Race”, was announced on Thursday. It will partner the peacock network and the Sir Richard Branson-owned commercial space-travel...

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...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Breaks Sound Barrier
2013-04-29 12:57:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier for the first time on Monday, reaching Mach 1.2 in a test flight. In a blog post today, founder of Virgin Galactic Richard Branson announced the “momentous” feat that the company had achieved. "It marks the moment when we put together two key elements of our spaceflight system — the spacecraft and its rocket motor, which have both been tested extensively by...

Cold Flow Test Over Mojave Desert A Success For Virgin Galactic
2013-04-15 14:03:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Virgin Galactic announced that SpaceShipTwo achieved a spectacular "Cold Flow" flight over the Mojave Desert today. The company was working on preparing the craft for its first powered flight, and it said its test objectives during this flight were successfully met. During the test, Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port, carrying the SpaceShipTwo underneath. It rose to an...

First Glide In Powered Flight Configuration Completed By SpaceShipTwo
2012-12-21 15:26:23

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo today undertook its 23rd glide flight in the pre-powered portion of its incremental test flight program. This was a significant flight as it was the first with rocket motor components installed, including tanks. It was also the first flight with thermal protection applied to the spaceship´s leading edges. It followed an equally successful test flight last Friday which saw SpaceShipTwo fly in this configuration, but remain mated to its WhiteKnightTwo...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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