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

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.

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

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.

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

Virgin Galactic is begrudgingly agreeing to pay New Mexico rent on the spaceport the state built for Richard Brandon's space tourism business.

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

NASA announced on Wednesday that it is planning a new addition to the International Space Station that is an expandable space habitat technology.

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.

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

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.


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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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