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2014-08-19 16:20:49

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27176. XS-1has a reusable...

Virgin Galactic
2014-06-01 03:51:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Commercial space travel is one step closer to being a reality, thanks to a historic deal between Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governing suborbital flights launched from the New Mexico facility. The first-of-its-kind agreement establishes how the FAA will coordinate with Spaceport America, which will serve as the launch base for Sir Richard Branson’s suborbital flights, said...

Does Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Flier Really Take You To Space?
2014-05-15 06:52:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As Virgin Galactic sent its WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane out for a test drive on Tuesday, the company found itself the subject of reports claiming that its commercial space flight operation would be delayed, as well as speculation that its passengers might not technically be traveling into space after all. According to a Monday article from David Gilbert of the International Business Times, those media reports claim that the...

2014-04-14 20:20:31

NEW YORK CITY, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Land Rover announces its New Age of Discovery in dramatic fashion in New York - Global reveal of Land Rover's new Discovery Vision Concept car alongside SpaceShipTwo, the world's first commercial spaceship - Land Rover is Virgin Galactic's first global partner, bringing together two world leaders in adventure, innovation and exploration - Partnership to be used to...

The Child Who Inspired Sir Richard Branson's Dreams Of Space Travel Being Sought For VIP Treatment
2014-04-11 06:58:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sir Richard Branson, the man behind the dream to bring citizens into space, has only one person to thank in realizing that dream. During a visit to the BBC TV children’s show Going Live! In 1988, Branson got to talk with one enthusiastic child about the possibilities of future space travel. As a child, Shihan Musafer placed a call to the Going Live! show and asked the question that would catapult Branson into the spotlight of...

2014-02-21 16:20:21

Short film celebrates how Mojave has become the focal point of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new short film has been released that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers and companies that are reshaping the aviation and aerospace industry at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The short film - Mojave Air & Space Port: The Modern Day Kitty Hawk - is produced and directed by Tara...

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

[ Watch the Video: Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. With chief pilot David Mackay and co-pilot Mark Stucky at the helm, the six-passenger aircraft lifted off from...

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 a series rocket-building workshops for children grade 4-7, designed to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and innovators. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Focusing on a collaborative effort to design, build and test rockets of varying designs, the workshop program helps...

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

[ Watch the Video: A Reality Show With An Out Of This World Prize ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. The program, which will be known as “Space Race”, was announced on Thursday. It will partner the peacock network and the Sir Richard Branson-owned commercial space-travel...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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