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Virgin Galactic and U.S. officials dedicated the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday.
NASA has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic to use the Richard Branson-founded company's spacecraft and southern New Mexico spaceport for suborbital flights.
Officials said on Tuesday that a NASA-backed space taxi built by Sierra Nevada Corp will be making a high-altitude test flight next summer.
One of NASA’s top officials is heading to Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight company owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, the company announced on Tuesday.
Virgin Galactic opened its Final Assembly, Integration and Test Hanger (FAITH) at Mojave Air and Space Port on Monday.
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 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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