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The Child Who Inspired Sir Richard Branson's Dreams Of Space Travel Being Sought For VIP Treatment
2014-04-11 06:58:24

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.

2014-04-09 16:21:40

Vehicle Integration Commences MOJAVE, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit has been delivered.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches New Heights
2014-01-11 04:11:11

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) reusable space vehicle reached an altitude of 71,000 feet and speeds of Mach 1.4 during a supersonic test flight conducted early Friday morning, the Sir Richard Branson-owned commercial space travel firm has confirmed.

SpaceX Selected To Begin Negotiations For NASA's Launch Complex 39A
2013-12-15 04:15:14

NASA has officially decided to begin negotiations with SpaceX over the use and maintenance of Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a highly-charged selection process.

Bezos Loses Wrangle Over Launch Pad
2013-12-13 13:07:07

The GAO announced that it had ruled against a challenge to NASA plans brought by Blue Origin, a private space exploration company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Blue Origin Tests Rocket Engine
2013-12-04 12:25:28

Amazon founder announced that his aerospace company, Blue Origin, successfully tested its new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine, designed to take a ship, crew and cargo into sub-orbit.

New Rocket Engine Test-fired By NASA's Commercial Crew Partner Blue Origin
2013-12-04 08:31:40

NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company's crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth's atmosphere.

NASA Looks To Private Partners For Future Exploration
2013-11-13 13:59:13

According to a report released by the space agency on Tuesday, companies want to partner with NASA on future space endeavors, but will want property rights in exchange.


Latest Space tourism Reference Libraries

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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