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2011-08-01 11:50:00

Organizers of Seattle's Space Needle say they want to celebrate the iconic symbol's 50th anniversary by sending someone to space. "We went back to 1962 and questioned why the Space Needle was built," Ron Sevart, President and CEO of the Pacific Northwest landmark, told the Associated Press (AP). "It was an optimistic time, a forward-looking time, right in the middle of the space race." His team decided to create a multi-tiered contest to send someone into orbit using a company from the...

2011-05-19 10:02:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, and member of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, conducted last week its latest set of Suborbital Scientist space training for future scientist-astronauts and educator-astronauts. Participants learned how to design and fly scientific...

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2011-05-07 05:22:53

Space Adventures announced on Thursday that it will add another seat to a Soyuz spacecraft, which will take space tourists into orbit by 2015. The company said it will be adding a second habitation module to the Soyuz TMA lunar complex. "Space Adventures will once again grace the pages of aerospace history, when the first private circumlunar mission launches. We have sold one of the two seats for this flight and anticipate that the launch will occur in 2015," Richard Garriott, vice chairman...

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2011-01-12 13:17:37

Space Adventures said on Wednesday that Russia will reopen its Soyuz space ships to paying tourists in 2013 after a hiatus since 2009. The Virginia-based company who organizes the trips with Russia's space agency said in a statement that from 2013, three space tourists per year will be able to book seats on Soyuz flights to the International Space Station (ISS). It said that the company has signed an agreement with the Russian space agency and Energia, the state-owned company that designs...

2010-10-18 04:00:00

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, DUBAI, UAE, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Prodea Systems Aims to Equip Millions of Households With Intelligent Connected Solutions Prodea Systems, a global technology innovator, today launched ROS, its award-winning intelligent digital home hub, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). "The MENA region, with its diverse and 'digital native' population, has a demographic unlike any other in the world," said Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder...

2010-04-20 06:10:00

LONDON, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InterCasino (http://www.intercasino.co.uk/), the world's first online casino, is calling on NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson for their help. The team behind the scenes at the site are asking that the two astronauts offer some words of wisdom to the lucky winners of their extraordinary Space Race promotion (http://www.intercasino.co.uk/). Following recent worldwide news coverage of the US mission specialists' challenging task...

2010-03-12 03:00:00

LONDON, March 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with Mother's Day, InterCasino, ( http://www.intercasino.co.uk/) the world's first online casino, is offering anyone with the mother-in-law from hell a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape, by being propelled into suborbital space. Whilst many of us might wish we could put our mother-in-law in a space shuttle and never have to face her wrath again, InterCasino's new campaign offers players the chance to escape by winning their own...

2010-03-11 11:44:00

VIENNA, Va., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) announced the establishment of the ZERO-G WEIGHTLESS LAB. The specially designed two-day program provides the only commercial access to Martian, Lunar, zero and hyper gravity environments for scientific research. The program is open to academic, corporate and government agency applicants. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100311/NE69020 ) "The establishment of the ZERO-G WEIGHTLESS LAB...

2009-09-30 02:28:00

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company currently providing human space mission opportunities to the world marketplace, today announced that its orbital client Guy Laliberte and his crew successfully launched aboard a Soyuz-TMA spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan en route to the International Space Station (ISS). Laliberte joins the Expedition 21 crew, which includes Russian cosmonaut Maksim Surayev and NASA astronaut Jeffrey...

2009-07-16 12:42:00

MONTREAL, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Entertainment Group Inc, a bespoke event management and luxury concierge company, recently announced a partnership with the only company that provides human space mission to the world marketplace: Space Adventures Ltd. This partnership allows Pure Entertainment Group to be one of the first and only companies in Canada to offer bespoke space travel experiences to its very demanding clientele, such as space-related adventure tours, sub-orbital and...