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Early Wednesday in the skies over Mojave Air and Spaceport CA, the worldâ€™s first commercial spaceship, SpaceShipTwo, made a milestone glide-test flight and demonstrated its unique reentry â€˜featherâ€™ configuration for the first time.
To encourage space tourism, the United Kingdomâ€™s government will relax its rules and allow operators to launch aspiring astronauts into orbit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the nationâ€™s leading experts in space flight safety and risk assessment, Dr.
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.
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will travel to Las Vegas and Boulder, Colo, this week to meet with leaders of two commercial space companies, Bigelow Aerospace and Sierra Nevada Corp, and tour their facilities.
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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