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2008-07-29 09:00:00

By ALICIA CHANG By Alicia Chang The Associated Press MOJAVE, Calif.

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2008-07-27 12:10:00

Wealthy tourists may soon have the chance to be propelled 62 miles above Earth, thanks to the work of aerospace engineers who have been holed up in a Mojave Desert hangar for four years.

2008-06-24 09:02:40

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- introNetworks, creators of smart social networks, will soon make history when it builds and launches a social network for Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline.

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2008-04-21 14:30:00

Britain’s billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson plans to conduct a wedding ceremony 70 miles above the earth’s surface. The event will take place next year on the initial Galactic sub-orbital flight, and will make Branson the first man to marry a couple in space.

2008-03-26 23:34:47

GOLDEN, Colo. — XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, Calif.

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2008-02-21 14:36:51

With its imminent commercial space launch scheduled for 2010, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic announced plans on Thursday to authorize the construction of five more crafts to carry prospective clients into space.

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2008-01-23 11:20:00

On Wednesday, Virgin's Richard Branson unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis.

2007-11-28 14:47:34

GOLDEN, Colo. -- From a new array of space-enabled technologies to the emerging commercial market for passenger space travel, the commercialization of next-generation space enterprises appears to be well under way.

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2007-08-26 16:20:00

Virgin Galactic showed off this animated video promoting the weightless joys of commercial space travel at a trade show for experimental aircraft last month. But the excitement was overshadowed three days later by a deadly flash explosion.


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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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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.