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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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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