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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.

Space Industry Review Of 2012
2012-12-29 09:47:51

2012 has been an historical year in the space industry, and the beauty of this past year is it is just paving the way for the best that is yet to come.

First Glide In Powered Flight Configuration Completed By SpaceShipTwo
2012-12-21 15:26:23

SpaceShipTwo today undertook its 23rd glide flight in the pre-powered portion of its incremental test flight program.

Medicals For Space Travel
2012-12-14 21:51:05

As private companies race to send travelers into space, the medical community must begin to address the hazards of an actual trip into orbit.


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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