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Inspiration Mars Sending First Humans To Red Planet In 2018
2013-02-28 05:14:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, redOrbit reported about how one organization was planning to send tourists to Mars by 2018. Now, more details about Inspiration Mars Foundation's mission to the Red Planet have emerged. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of the foundation, officially announced Wednesday plans to send private citizens on a trip to pass within 100 million miles of Mars. This 501-day journey is aimed at taking place on...

2013-02-26 16:21:04

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- All things considered, it's not surprising that George Whitesides is president and CEO of Virgin Galactic. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of marketing for private space-tourism company Zero Gravity before becoming executive director at the National Space Society--and then NASA's chief of staff. And when Virgin Galactic was launched in 2004, Whitesides immediately contacted Virgin headquarters to tell them he wanted to...

Private Space Company Plans To Send Space Tourists To Mars By 2018
2013-02-21 15:48:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One space tourist is leading the initiative to kickstart a 500-day journey to the Red Planet, starting in January 2018. Dennis Tito, the first private space tourist and chairman of Inspiration Mars Foundation, is planning to open up opportunities for people to take a trip to Mars in a 501-day trip. According to a press release, the "Mission for America" is poised at helping to encourage Americans "to believe again, in doing...

2013-02-14 20:20:16

MOJAVE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team were announced today at XCOR Aerospace, signaling the continued progress and confidence in the Lynx(®) suborbital spacecraft program. Greg Claxton joins XCOR where he will lead the Retail Sales Channel, Khaki Rodway has been promoted to lead the Payloads Sales Channel, and Lisa Rigano has been hired to lead Product and Customer Experience Development. Explorers Wanted.(®)...

Virgin Galactic Starts Forking Out Rent For Spaceport
2013-01-29 13:48:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Virgin Galactic is begrudgingly agreeing to pay New Mexico rent on the spaceport the state built for Richard Brandon's space tourism business, according to a report by The Associated Press (AP). The report said that Virgin Galactic wrote to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority that it does not believe the state has finished the work necessary to trigger activation of its $1 million annual rental obligation. Virgin also said that if the...

2013-01-16 16:20:15

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Wednesday a newly planned addition to the International Space Station that will use the orbiting laboratory to test expandable space habitat technology. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is scheduled to arrive at the space station in 2015 for a two-year technology demonstration. (Logo -...

NASA Planning Expandable Habitat Module For Space Station
2013-01-16 15:33:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced on Wednesday that it is planning a new addition to the International Space Station that is an expandable space habitat technology. The space agency has handed out a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which will be arriving at the station in 2015. "Today we're demonstrating progress on a technology that will advance important long-duration...

2013-01-14 08:48:51

NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a new addition to the International Space Station. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module will demonstrate the benefits of this space habitat technology for future exploration and commercial space endeavors. "The International Space Station is a unique laboratory that enables important discoveries that benefit humanity and vastly increase understanding of how humans can live and work in space for long periods," NASA...

Spaceport Liability Coverage An Issue With Virgin Galactic
2013-01-14 03:50:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials from Virgin Galactic are reportedly threatening to pull their support from a $200-plus million, publicly financed spaceport in New Mexico unless an accident liability waver is extended to cover manufacturers and component suppliers. According to Edward Helmore of The Guardian, Sir Richard Branson´s space tourism company has been displeased with state lawmakers failure to grant the extension. New Mexico...

2013-01-11 20:20:09

MOJAVE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130111/LA41486) United Kingdom-based Unilever Group and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced a 22 flight purchase on XCOR Aerospace's Lynx® Mark II suborbital spacecraft for Unilever's space-themed AXEApollo(TM) campaign for the AXE® brand of men's cologne, body spray, shower gels and other...


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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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