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2008-11-28 09:50:00

In a display of the power of competition, American entrepreneurs have broken the government monopoly on space travel, and succeeded in lowering the cost of space access before a single paying participant has taken a flight. So, even if the overall economy may look down, the market for space tourism is looking up. On Tuesday, December 2, XCOR Aerospace, builder of the 2-seat Lynx rocket-powered suborbital launch vehicle, is introducing its General Sales Agent for ticket sales and will announce...

2008-10-28 15:00:09

SPACEHAB, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPAB), and its Astrotech subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, join with Space Florida in recognizing the immense opportunities for America's commercial space program in the joint Air Force Space Command and Space Florida Dedication Ceremony of Launch Complex 36. The Ceremony marked the symbolic "groundbreaking" following the announcement by the Air Force Space Command of its commitment to commercial space and its intention to lease LC36 at...

2008-10-24 12:00:03

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Space took a giant leap closer to earth today, following the launch of a new joint venture between Rocket Racing, Inc. (RRI), Armadillo Aerospace and the government of New Mexico. With a goal of sending adventurers into suborbital space with a target price of $100,000 per ticket or less, the three companies unveiled plans to field a fleet of reusable Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicles (RLV) that will take flight from Spaceport America near Las...

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2008-10-24 07:30:00

A Soyuz space capsule carrying one U.S. space tourist and two Russians safely landed on target in Kazakhstan at 0336GMT on Friday. The Soyuz TMA-12 capsule landed about 55 miles north of Arkalyk in north-central Kazakhstan, according to Russian Mission Control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "I feel great. I feel very good. Re-entry was perfectly smooth," said space tourist Richard Garriott. Son of astronaut Owen Garriott, who spent 60 days on NASA's Skylab in 1973, Richard Garriott paid $35...

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2008-10-21 12:35:00

Recent space tourist and video game mogul Richard Garriott said his trip to the space station has been well worth the $30 million he paid for the journey. Richard, son of Owen Garriott who spent 60 days on NASA's Skylab station in 1973, made the announcement from orbit on Monday as his 12-day trip into space began to come to an end. He said he felt fulfilled even before he rocketed away on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Oct. 12, thanks to all the training he got with astronauts and other...

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2008-10-14 12:40:00

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft carrying two crewmates and one U.S. space tourist docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday. Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule over Kazakhstan at 0826 GMT. Crewmembers Mike Fincke and Yuri Lonchakov were joined by U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott, a 47-year-old computer games director who paid about $30m for a 10-day trip to the ISS. Spaceman Sergei Volkov welcomed Garriott on board the ISS after the hatches were opened between the capsule...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

By PETER LEONARD By Peter Leonard The Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan An American computer game designer reached space Sunday, fulfilling a long-deferred childhood dream that began with the flight of his astronaut father. The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft carrying Richard Garriott and two crewmates - and the digitized DNA sequences of some of the world's most famous minds - hurtled into a clear blue sky from the Baikonur facility on the Kazakh steppe. Garriott, 47, a...

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2008-10-12 15:00:00

Video game mogul Richard Garriott took off into space on Sunday aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, which successfully lifted off at 3:01 a.m. EST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan under clear weather. The U.S. space tourist paid $35 million to accompany U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov on the mission  to the International Space Station (ISS). Russian space officials said the Soyuz rocket had safely reached its orbit, and would dock with...

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2008-10-12 09:25:00

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google Inc., made a surprise visit on Saturday to Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the barren steppes of central Kazakhstan. Brin, a native of Moscow, made the visit to wish fellow space tourist, and U.S. computer game developer Richard Garriott luck before Garriott's Sunday flight into space.  The mission will take Garriott, U.S. astronaut Michael Fincke, and cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov to the International Space Station. Brin recently put down a $5...

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2008-10-11 17:00:00

Officials with Russia's space program said Saturday that a number of safety improvements have been made for spacecrafts returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). The announcement follows a series of rough landings, including two malfunctions with the Soyuz re-entry vehicle during the past year. The mishaps raised safety concerns about the craft's reliability, with one South Korean astronaut saying she feared death during a landing in April. However, Anatoly Perminov,...


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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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