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2006-09-20 06:36:47

KOROLYOV, Russia (AP) - The capsule carrying the first paying female space tourist docked smoothly at the international space station Wednesday. Officials at Russia's Mission Control applauded as the ship carrying Iranian-born American telecommunications entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and U.S. astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria parked at the orbiting station. The three had blasted off in the cramped TMA-9 capsule Monday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in...

2006-08-25 09:05:00

MOSCOW -- Anousheh Ansari, a U.S. citizen of Iranian origin, will become the world's first female space tourist when she blasts off aboard a Russian rocket on September 14, the launch company said on Friday. Daisuke Enomoto, a Japanese entrepreneur who had hoped to lift off in a Soyuz spaceship, was deemed unfit for the 10-day journey by a medical commission earlier this week. Ansari, a 39-year-old chairwoman and co-founder of Prodea Systems, Inc., a digital home technology company, will be...

2006-08-21 10:10:00

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Japanese space tourist who had hoped to blast off on board a Russian rocket next month was deemed unfit for the trip on Monday, a Russian space official said, adding that a U.S. woman was most likely to replace him. Entrepreneur Daisuke Enomoto had been due to lift off in a Soyuz capsule from Russia's Baiionur cosmodrome in the Kazakh steppes to the International Space Station (ISS) on September14. But a medical commission found he was unfit for the 10-day journey. "I...

2006-08-18 17:08:17

WASHINGTON - NASA on Friday picked two companies - both recovering from different failures - to develop a new commercial spaceship that would eventually resupply the international space station. One company, Rocketplane-Kistler of Oklahoma City, has a long aerospace technical record but is just emerging from bankruptcy. The other company, Space X of El Segundo, Calif., is funded by the internet tycoon behind PayPal but had a flaming failure in its initial rocket launch earlier this year....

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2006-07-30 17:50:00

LOS ANGELES -- They are celestial missionaries of sorts: professionals with a wild side, celebrities with money to burn and semi-retirees with a hankering for one last thrill. What they share is a desire to float weightless for a mere five minutes. They've also got $200,000 to book a flight into space. Even without a guarantee that they would ever blast off, these leisurenauts are voluntarily promoting commercial space travel - still several years away, at least - with an almost religious...

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2006-07-23 15:00:00

A spacecraft taking off from a private West Texas spaceport being bankrolled and developed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos would take off vertically, but unlike NASA's space shuttle would also land vertically, according to an environmental study that offers a glimpse into the secretive plans. The craft would hit an altitude of about 325,000 feet - or almost 62 miles - before descending and restarting its engine for a "precision vertical powered landing on the landing pad" in sparsely...

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2006-07-14 07:30:50

LOS ANGELES -- An unmanned, inflatable spacecraft launched by a Las Vegas real estate mogul has beamed back the first images since it slipped into orbit and expanded itself. Genesis I sent back several photos Thursday taken by its dozen cameras showing sections of the craft, according to its builder Bigelow Aerospace. The company declined to publicly release the images. The experimental spacecraft rocketed into space Wednesday from Russia on a mission to test technology that could be used to...

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2006-07-13 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES -- An experimental spacecraft bankrolled by real estate magnate Robert Bigelow successfully inflated in orbit Wednesday, testing a technology that could be used to fulfill his dream of building a commercial space station. In a brief statement posted on his Web site, Bigelow said the Genesis I satellite "successfully expanded" several hours after liftoff. No other details were provided. Genesis I flew aboard a converted Cold War ballistic missile from Russia's southern Ural...

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2006-06-24 13:25:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- It took help from the U.S. Postal Service to jump-start the nation's commercial aviation industry in the late 1920s and early 1930s. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin thinks a little push from government could do the same for the commercial space industry in the next several years. The U.S. space agency is sponsoring a competition in which winning companies will get $500 million in seed money to develop space vehicles that NASA will never design, build or own. Like a...

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2006-05-05 19:05:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA said Friday it is sponsoring a $2 million contest to spur aerospace designers to build and demonstrate versatile rockets that may one day support a lunar mission. The competition is part of the space agency's Centennial Challenges program, which aims to foster innovation by offering prizes to teams that can solve a range of problems. NASA is working with the Santa Monica-based X Prize Foundation to conduct the Lunar Lander Analog Challenge, simulating a trip between...


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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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