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2010-08-11 13:31:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial space training and research center in the world, completed its third Suborbital Scientist Training Class this year. The Suborbital Scientist Training Program provides researchers with hands-on space flight physiology training to prepare them to design and perform experiments on suborbital vehicles. Eight (8) researchers from U.S. universities, including a NASA astronaut candidate,...

2010-06-29 05:50:00

Aerospace giant Boeing is hard at work developing a new spaceship that will fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, as the NASA space shuttle program is soon to be retired. The new Boeing space capsule is a project using a recent $18 million award from NASA to advance technology necessary for commercial construction of space transportation systems. It is one of many efforts by different companies in the US to develop and build new spacecraft to fill the void by the...

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...

2010-03-23 06:05:00

The VSS Enterprise, an experimental craft designed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic in order to offer space flights to paying customers, has successfully completed its inaugural flight, company officials announced on Monday. On its official website, the company announced that the aircraft, also known as SpaceshipTwo (SS2), completed a 'captive carry' test flight, launching from Mojave Air and Spaceport in California at 7:05am Pacific Time. The VSS Enterprise has been jointly developed by...

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...

2010-03-04 12:30:00

As NASA looks toward the retirement of its Shuttle program later this year, Russia announced Wednesday it will halt its space tourism program and concentrate on getting professional crews to the International Space Station once the U.S. space program folds, according to a recent Reuters report. Russia, which already sends crews to the ISS aboard its single-use three-man ships, will double the number of its manned missions to four this year to gear up for the extra crews it will be...

2010-03-03 15:10:00

Virgin Galactic's chief executive on Wednesday that the company plans to launch test flights into space in 2011, and is financially set after selling a stake to Abu Dhabi's Abaar last year. Virgin Galactic unveiled the first commercial passenger spaceship in December. The vessel represents an expensive gamble on creating a commercial space tourism industry, according to Reuters. "We've passed a lot of the biggest hurdles," Will Whitehorn told reporters on the sidelines of a space conference...

2010-01-12 12:40:00

Cecil Field airport in Jacksonville, Florida was awarded a federal license on Monday to fly commercial space vehicles being designed to ferry tourists and researchers beyond Earth's atmosphere, Reuters reported. Cecil Field has one of the biggest runways in Florida at 12,500-feet long and 200-feet wide. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, which worked to get its commercial spaceport licensing for four years, plans to offer the runway to a range of commercial space operators including Virgin...

2010-01-04 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AVIATION WEEK has named "The Space Entrepreneur," a group of visionaries and engineers who are leading the way for commercial space tourism, as its 2009 Person of the Year in a cover story released today in Aviation Week & Space Technology. Privately financed spaceships, such as Scaled Composite's SpaceShipTwo and Masten Space Systems' lunar lander, are growing in number and budgets. After receiving more than $1 billion in private capital, NASA has...

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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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