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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.
GOLDEN, Colo. — XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, Calif.
A California aerospace company plans to enter the space tourism industry with a two-seat rocket ship capable of suborbital flights to altitudes more than 37 miles above the Earth.
European aerospace giant EADS says it will require a production line of rocket planes to meet demand for the space tourism market. The companyâ€™s Astrium division, which makes the Ariene rocket, has plans to make commercial vehicles for consumer flights to altitudes of over 100km (62 miles).
Outer space will rocket into reality as â€œtheâ€ getaway of this century, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the University of Rome La Sapienza.
With its imminent commercial space launch scheduled for 2010, Richard Bransonâ€™s Virgin Galactic announced plans on Thursday to authorize the construction of five more crafts to carry prospective clients into space.
On Wednesday, Virgin's Richard Branson unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis.
GOLDEN, Colo. -- From a new array of space-enabled technologies to the emerging commercial market for passenger space travel, the commercialization of next-generation space enterprises appears to be well under way.
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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