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Space Taxi Launching Test Flight In Summer Of 2012
2011-10-12 11:07:58

Officials said on Tuesday that a NASA-backed space taxi built by Sierra Nevada Corp will be making a high-altitude test flight next summer.

Former NASA Exec Moves To Virgin Galactic
2011-10-12 07:06:17

One of NASA’s top officials is heading to Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight company owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, the company announced on Tuesday.

Virgin Galactic Opens FAITH Assembly Facility
2011-09-20 09:14:57

Virgin Galactic opened its Final Assembly, Integration and Test Hanger (FAITH) at Mojave Air and Space Port on Monday.

2011-07-26 09:54:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR(®) Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, completed the first dedicated NASTAR Suborbital Scientist Training Program for the Atsa Suborbital Observatory project, with eight team members from the Planetary Science Institute (PSI), The Citadel, and other South Carolina colleges.

2011-07-21 15:15:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASTAR® Center, the premier commercial aerospace training and research center in the world, completed another Suborbital Scientist Training Course for private astronauts that will conduct commercial space research missions on suborbital spaceflights.

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2011-05-05 06:45:00

Early Wednesday in the skies over Mojave Air and Spaceport CA, the world’s first commercial spaceship, SpaceShipTwo, made a milestone glide-test flight and demonstrated its unique reentry ‘feather’ configuration for the first time.

2011-04-06 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America unveils its beautiful and sustainable new home at San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) Terminal 2 (T2) today with a series of inaugural flights that celebrate the evolution of travel.

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2011-03-01 06:10:00

Virgin Galactic said on Monday that its commercial space flight program will not include just sending space tourists into space, but also scientists who will conduct research experiments.


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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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.