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2008-08-04 12:00:27

THE mothership which will launch the first space tourists into the atmosphere was unveiled yesterday by Sir Richard Branson in California.

2008-08-01 15:00:07

By ALICIA CHANG MOJAVE, Calif. -- The space tourism race marked a milestone Monday as British mogul Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace designer Burt Rutan waved to a crowd from inside the cabin of an exotic jet that will carry a passenger spaceship to launch altitude.

2008-07-29 09:00:00

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

2008-07-27 18:00:16

By MURPHY MURPHY reckons the nation's boffins are breathing a sigh of relief that Minister for Science Jimmy Devins made it to the launch of their annual research funding shindig on Thursday.

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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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2008-02-22 09:50:00

Outer space will rocket into reality as “the” getaway of this century, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the University of Rome La Sapienza.


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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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