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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that SpaceX has signed a three-year agreement to use Spaceport America for flight testing.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier for the first time on Monday, reaching Mach 1.2 in a test flight.
Virgin Galactic announced that SpaceShipTwo achieved a spectacular "Cold Flow" flight over the Mojave Desert. The company was working on preparing the craft for its first powered flight, and it said its test objectives during this flight were successfully met.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos last year announced that he would send a team of explorers to hunt out and recover F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch. Just yesterday (Mar 20), Bezos made a new announcement that the team had recovered several engine parts from the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX, one of the best-known commercial space companies in the industry, is continuing to make strides with its new vertical space vehicle, Grasshopper.
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.
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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