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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...

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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...

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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...

2009-12-17 17:39:00

MOJAVE, Calif. and YECHEON-GUN, ROK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Yecheon Astro Space Center announced today that it has selected XCOR Aerospace as its preferred supplier of suborbital space launch services. Operating under a wet lease model, XCOR intends to supply services to the Center using the Lynx Mark II suborbital vehicle, pending United States government approvals to station the vehicle in the Republic of Korea. XCOR is committed to working with the US Department of State,...

2009-12-07 09:54:00

SWARTHMORE, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Joshua Bush, CTA, vice president of Park Avenue Travel, one of only 50 travel consultants in the United States to have been hand-selected as a Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Agent (ASA), will attend the world premiere of SpaceShipTwo in Mojave, Calif., today. Bush is the only travel advisor in Pennsylvania accredited to reserve seats for trips to suborbital space. The unveiling of SpaceShipTwo, developed by Scaled Composites, marks the next...

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2009-12-09 06:00:00

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson unveiled the new bullet-shaped commercial rocket plane that will give tourists the opportunity to take a ride into space and see the Earth while experiencing the thrill of weightlessness. The spacecraft, about the size of a large business jet with wide windows and seats for six, represents a costly gamble on a commercial space tourism industry. The British billionaire said Monday that he hopes to sell tickets for the Virgin Galactic spaceliner at...

2009-12-02 05:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Kilyk of Covington International Travel in Virginia, a member of the prestigious Virtuoso® travel network, is among only 50 U.S. travel advisors invited to attend the world premier of SpaceShipTwo, the space vehicle developed by Scaled Composites to take private passengers to space. (Virtuoso is the exclusive retail travel agency network for Virgin Galactic throughout the Americas.) This exclusive event hosted by Virgin...

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2009-11-26 12:40:00

A top Russian space official said Thursday that there is no more room for space tourists hoping to fly to the International Space Station, The Associated Press reported. Sergei Krikalyov, the chief of the Cosmonaut Training Center, said since the space station's crew doubled to six people earlier this year, there is no longer room for tourists who pay tens of millions of dollars for a trip on a Russian spacecraft from Earth. After next year's planned retirement of the U.S. shuttle fleet,...

2009-11-11 16:09:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The National AeroSpace Research and Training (NASTAR) Center announced today an international contest for students to design a patch that will commemorate NASTAR Center's newest training program for suborbital scientist-astronauts who will fly aboard commercial suborbital spaceflights. The winning design will become the Official Patch for NASTAR's...


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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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