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World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its helium balloon-based transportation system, setting a new world record for highest parafoil flight in the process, the commercial spaceflight firm announced on Tuesday.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Composites One, North America's leading distributor of composites raw materials and value added services, announced today it has signed
Commercial space travel is one step closer to being a reality, thanks to a historic deal between Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America and the US Federal Aviation Administration governing suborbital flights launched from the New Mexico facility.
XCOR Raises $14.2 Million of Investment Capital Led by Dutch Investors MOJAVE, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the United States Treasury
As Virgin Galactic sent its WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane out for a test drive on Tuesday, the company found itself the subject of reports claiming that its commercial space flight operation would be delayed, as well as speculation that its passengers might not technically be traveling into space after all.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research platform that promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads will
Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Developed at Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Rocket Academy announced the delivery of the first Lynx Cub Payload
Space Flight Proceeds to Benefit Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center MOJAVE, Calif.
NEW YORK CITY, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Land Rover announces its New Age of Discovery in dramatic fashion in New York - Global
Sir Richard Branson, the man behind the dream to bring citizens into space, has only one person to thank in realizing that dream. During a visit to the BBC TV children’s show Going Live! In 1988, Branson got to talk with one enthusiastic child about the possibilities of future space travel.
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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