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2009-07-17 09:30:00

Founder Sir Richard Branson will take his first-ever flightaboard the Virgin Galactic mothershipOSHKOSH, Wis., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --When Virgin Galactic Mothership "Eve" (formerly known as WhiteKnightTwo) arrives and executes several low passes on July 27 to kick off the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 weeklong series of showcase flights and air shows, she'll be performing the first of four scheduled flight demonstrations.

2009-07-16 12:42:00

MONTREAL, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Entertainment Group Inc, a bespoke event management and luxury concierge company, recently announced a partnership with the only company that provides human space mission to the world marketplace: Space Adventures Ltd.This partnership allows Pure Entertainment Group to be one of the first and only companies in Canada to offer bespoke space travel experiences to its very demanding clientele, such as space-related adventure tours, sub-orbital and orbital...

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2009-07-12 11:15:00

Tourism experts say Hawaii could be the first state where space travelers use rocket planes to get from one place to another.

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2009-06-20 15:40:00

Construction of Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built spaceport designed specifically for space-bound commercial and fee-paying passengers, commenced Friday in New Mexico.

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2009-06-04 14:34:58

Guy Laliberte, the 49 year-old founder of the circus performance group Cirque du Soleil, is set to become Canada's first space tourist in September.

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2009-05-13 13:20:03

Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday that the country will charge US astronauts $51 million per return trip to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2012 and will resume selling seats to space tourists.

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2009-05-12 10:25:17

Since the inception of NASA, the space agency has designed all of its own rockets, spacecrafts and orbiters. However, after nearly half a century it has finally approved the outsourcing of equipment enabling manned space missions to private contractors.

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2009-05-07 14:10:00

The president of Virgin Galactic says the company’s plans to take passengers into space are just the beginning of a series of space exploration ploys.

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2009-04-11 07:25:00

American and Russian astronauts dismissed suggestions on Friday that new rules prevented them from sharing food and equipment onboard the International Space Station, and called their work the "best partnership" in history.

2009-04-08 02:44:00

Simonyi Made History as the First Repeat Private Space Explorer VIENNA, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully landed in the Kazakhstan steppes after a visit to the International Space Station (ISS).


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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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