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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches New Heights
2014-01-11 04:11:11

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) reusable space vehicle reached an altitude of 71,000 feet and speeds of Mach 1.4 during a supersonic test flight conducted early Friday morning, the Sir Richard Branson-owned commercial space travel firm has confirmed.

2013-10-13 23:03:04

Working in partnership with the X Prize Foundation and Galactic Unite (the not-for-profit initiative of Virgin Galactic, its Future Astronaut customers and Virgin Unite), PlayLab today announced

Virgin Galactic Inks Reality TV Deal With NBC, Mark Burnett
2013-10-04 03:46:59

NBC and Virgin Galactic are joining forces to develop a reality television program that will allow contestants to compete for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel into outer space.

SpaceShipTwo Goes Higher, Faster Than Ever During Test Flight
2013-09-06 07:04:46

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is readying its commercial space flier SpaceShipTwo (SS2) for service in 2014 by completing a second test flight on Thursday, September 5, passing with flying colors.

2013-09-05 23:01:35

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Virgin Galactic on another successful piloted test flight of SpaceShipTwo (SS2) and is proud to announce that its hybrid rocket engines have once

Spaceport America Gets A New Tenant
2013-05-08 04:24:18

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 Breaks Sound Barrier
2013-04-29 12:57:24

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier for the first time on Monday, reaching Mach 1.2 in a test flight.

Cold Flow Test Over Mojave Desert A Success For Virgin Galactic
2013-04-15 14:03:47

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.

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.


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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...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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