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Company Offering $150 Million Trips To Moon
2012-06-21 12:14:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If you ever have $150 million to throw around, one British company is offering up the chance for you to throw it their way in return for a trip to the moon. Excalibur Almaz is offering up a 500,000-mile round trip ticket to the moon on a converted Soviet-era space station. Art Dula, founder and chief executive of the company, said in a space tourism meeting in London that they are ready to sell tickets, with flights taking place as early as 2015....

Future Tourism Spacecraft Receives FAA Permit
2012-05-31 10:43:55

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Space tourism just received one giant leg up by the U.S. government as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Virgin Galactic an experimental launch permit for its SpaceShipTwo. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo will be taking space tourists to suborbital trips above the Earth, and the permit granted by the FAA brings the company one step closer. “This important milestone enables our team to progress to the rocket-powered...

Space Race 2012 Contest Winner Announced By Buzz Aldrin
2012-05-09 15:42:22

A 27-year-old University of Arizona law student won the "Space Race 2012" contest today, earning him a free ride to space. Gregory Schneider accepted his prize during a Seattle Space Needle ceremony on Wednesday from 82-year-old Buzz Aldrin, who was one of the first men to walk on the moon. The contest, sponsored by the Space Needle and private spaceflight company Space Adventures, opened on August 1, 2011, attracting over 50,000 entrants from all across the U.S. The five finalists...

Secretive Private Aerospace Company Building Reusable Rocket
2012-05-01 12:43:06

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Blue Origin, a space flight company established by Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos, is in the process of developing reusable rockets. The secretive company released details about its plans sparingly in a press release about a design test for its "next-generation Space Vehicle." Blue Origin said its spacecraft completed a series of wind tunnel tests to "refine the aerodynamic characters" of the Space Vehicle's biconic shape. It said the tests were carried...

New Space Venture Backed By Director James Cameron And Others
2012-04-19 11:21:23

A new private space exploration company, backed by filmmaker/explorer James Cameron, is set to be unveiled Tuesday (April 24) at the Museum of Flight´s Charles Simonyi Space Gallery in Seattle, Washington, which will reveal a master plan to chart the future of space exploration. While details of the new company, called Planetary Resources, Inc., have been kept secret, officials familiar with the firm said that “the company will overlay two critical sectors – space...


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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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conjunto
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