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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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2009-11-01 09:00:00

Just days after NASA ran a test launch of its spiffy new Ares I-X rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a small but devout band of creative space geeks have been trying their hand at rocket science in the middle of the Mojave Desert. On shoestring budgets that probably wouldn't suffice to pay the salary of NASA's personnel for a day, four privately sponsored teams have been competing in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge for a chance to win $2 million in total prize money in...

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2009-10-06 15:45:00

The $35 million spent on the opportunity to travel into space is "worth every penny and more," says Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte. Since launching from Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday, the 50-year-old founder of Cirque du Soleil has spent time adapting to life in space, while preparing to highlight the issue of ensuring more supplies of clean water on Earth. "Yes, it's worth every penny and more, I believe, because over and above doing it for myself, there's a lot...

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2009-10-04 08:05:00

On Oct. 4, 2004, the first privately manned spacecraft named SpaceShipOne, demonstrated that a rocket capable of carrying passengers could fly 62 miles above the earth and could do it twice in two weeks, according to the Associated Press. By showing its reliability and commercial viability, SpaceShipOne won the Ansari X Prize. Due to the success of SpaceShipOne, British mogul Richard Branson announced he would be using the technology for a second generation ship called SpaceShipTwo, under...

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2009-09-11 12:35:00

Billionaire Guy Laliberte, the founder of the Cirque du Soleil show, said on Thursday that his trip next month to the International Space Station (ISS) would fulfill his boyhood dream of space travel, AFP reported. The 50 year-old entrepreneur "“ who spent millions from his own personal fortune to become the latest "space tourist" "“ said he was ready to blast off on the two-week mission into orbit. Laliberte said he was in bad shape when he arrived at Star City outside Moscow for...


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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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