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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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2011-05-05 06:45:00

Early Wednesday in the skies over Mojave Air and Spaceport CA, the world's first commercial spaceship, SpaceShipTwo, made a milestone glide-test flight and demonstrated its unique reentry "Ëœfeather' configuration for the first time. The test flight, the third in less than two weeks, marked another major key achievement in Virgin Galactic's path to powered test flights and commercial operations. "What an awesome way to start the day. SpaceShipTwo looked positively beautiful today...

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2011-04-28 08:20:00

To encourage space tourism, the United Kingdom's government will relax its rules and allow operators to launch aspiring astronauts into orbit, reports the Telegraph. Currently, space travel for amateurs is regulated by the same rules relating to commercial air travel, making it difficult to launch rockets in the country. Science Minister David Willetts announced that the Civil Aviation Authority will no longer be responsible for the space industry. Instead, the U.K. Space Agency was ordered...

2011-04-06 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America unveils its beautiful and sustainable new home at San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) Terminal 2 (T2) today with a series of inaugural flights that celebrate the evolution of travel. As the only California-based airline, Virgin America is an anchor tenant at SFO's new T2, which offers a unique design that echoes the airline's own focus on reinventing the typical domestic flying experience. Much like the airline that...

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2011-04-04 06:10:00

UK trade delegates said in a meeting in Florida this week that British small satellite expertise teaming with Florida's space launch industry should help position both parties to capture a larger share of global aerospace industry worth $250 billion a year. Keith Mason, chief executive of the UK Space Agency said that aerospace business and spin-off technologies have the potential to blossom to a $400 billion global enterprise over the next 30 years, with the UK competing to increase its...

2011-03-15 13:22:00

BOSTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its Grand Launch, TripAlertz, a private, members-only travel site that uses the power of collective buying to deliver guaranteed best prices, is offering the chance to win a "Free Epic Journey into Space!" You can lift-off with Colonel Rick Searfoss (retired), who is one of only seven astronauts with more than 50 flights in rocket-powered vehicles. Entry into this "out of this world" promotion is free. The winner can assign the trip,...

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2011-03-01 06:10:00

Virgin Galactic said on Monday that its commercial space flight program will not include just sending space tourists into space, but also scientists who will conduct research experiments. Virgin Galactic signed a contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) that was the first agreement to fly scientists into space. SwRI made deposits for two researchers to fly on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at $200,000 per person. Virgin Galactic said that SwRI plans to make similar arrangements for...

2011-02-21 00:10:42

One of the nation's leading experts in space flight safety and risk assessment, Dr. Feng Hsu recently agreed to support suborbital space flight by helping guide the International affairs of Xtraordinary Adventures, a Florida space travel agency representing XCOR's Lynx spaceplane. Boca Raton, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 19, 2011 With more than 90 books published and worldwide recognition for his expertise as technical advisor and leading expert of Risk and Safety Assessment and Management at...

2011-02-17 09:17:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Operations, Inc. announced plans today to build a two-seat manned orbital spacecraft for commercial and government use. The company plans a test launch on February 20, 2012, with a regular flight schedule beginning in late 2012 or early 2013. The Eclipse spacecraft will utilize the highly successful legacy Gemini technology that was developed by NASA to allow SOI to bring this product to market in a very short time frame. "We will...

2011-02-04 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visited Las Vegas today to meet with Nevada entrepreneurs and discuss innovations in space exploration and technology development critical to America's future in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Garver toured the facilities of Bigelow Aerospace, a company that has been developing expandable space habitats. NASA is evaluating Bigelow's concept for an expandable...


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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...

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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