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By ALICIA CHANG By Alicia Chang The Associated Press MOJAVE, Calif.
Wealthy tourists may soon have the chance to be propelled 62 miles above Earth, thanks to the work of aerospace engineers who have been holed up in a Mojave Desert hangar for four years.
By From news reports A Japanese appeals court upheld on Friday the conviction of a former Internet entrepreneur, Takafumi Horie, in a case that has come to symbolize Japanese efforts to deal with white-collar crime at start-up companies.
Tokyo, July 25 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo High Court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced former Livedoor Co. President Takafumi Horie, the disgraced Internet tycoon who defiantly challenged Japan's business establishment, to 30 months in prison for securities law violations.
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has found a sponsor to build a spacecraft that will bring space tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2011, Roscosmos deputy head Vitaly Davydov said.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- introNetworks, creators of smart social networks, will soon make history when it builds and launches a social network for Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline.
It could be another bumpy return to Earth for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS). A source inside the Russian space industry said their re-entry capsule has the same glitch that caused problems on the last two landings.
Britainâ€™s billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson plans to conduct a wedding ceremony 70 miles above the earthâ€™s surface. The event will take place next year on the initial Galactic sub-orbital flight, and will make Branson the first man to marry a couple in space.
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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 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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