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Virgin Galactic Making Moves For Future Industry
2012-01-04 05:35:57

Virgin Galactic is becoming more active in the commercial space industry by moving staffers to its New Mexico spaceport location. Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said on Friday that a handful of employees have either moved to Las Cruces or are en route as part of the initial team to be based in the city. "It's still a relatively low number, but I think we're going to see a big ramp up as we approach commercial operations," he told Diana Alba Soular from the Las Cruces Sun-News....

NASA Makes Changes To Commercial Space Taxi Program
2011-12-16 09:49:09

Budget cuts will likely force NASA's reliance on Russia to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station for the foreseeable future, NASA´s head of space operations said Thursday. NASA´s planned goals of securing US commercial crew transportation systems has faced significant challenges that could impact its success in the future. And with limited funding to NASA´s commercial crew development (CCDEV) program, it is likely NASA won´t be flying astronauts...

Paul Allen Unveils Stratolaunch Next-gen Spaceship
2011-12-14 06:11:52

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and renowned aerospace engineer Burt Rutan unveiled a plan on Tuesday to build the world´s largest plane to launch cargo and astronauts into space. Allen said on Tuesday that the new venture, dubbed Stratolaunch, would utilize a seldom-used concept:  an aircraft that can take off the traditional way, and then, once it reaches an altitude of 30,000 feet, launch a rocket into orbit. The spaceship would carry satellites, supplies, and,...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

Members-only Discount Club for Trips and Gift items (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 Space.Travel launched space tourism to a new level this week with the introduction of the Space.Travel website. The website offers members-only benefits including discounts on space-related travel. The Space trip reviews section invites members to describe and post travel reviews of their experiences. These experiences or trips include among others, visiting a space center or museum, attending a space camp or...

Test Flight Footage Added To Blue Origin Website
2011-11-21 05:37:15

The space-travel venture created by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled a new website over the weekend, complete with short videos of a successful "short hop" flight test conducted in May. According to Joseph Parrish of The Verge, Bezos' Blue Origin released the footage of its New Shepard vehicle making a vertical takeoff and vertical landing approximately six months ago, "and if we're honest, it's pretty impressive“¦ Although the rocket appears to struggle gaining altitude...

Virgin Galactic Dedicates Commercial Spaceport
2011-10-18 11:12:00

Virgin Galactic and U.S. officials dedicated the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, rappelled from a balcony, shook up a bottle of champagne and christened the spaceport during the event. “Today is another history-making day for Virgin Galactic,” Branson said during the ceremony. “We are here with a group of incredible people who are helping us lead the way in creating one of the most important...


Latest Space tourism Reference Libraries

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...

Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...

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