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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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2007-07-26 21:00:19

MOJAVE, Calif. - An explosion killed two people and critically injured four others at a Mojave Desert airport site used by the pioneering aerospace company that sent the first private manned rocket into space, authorities said.

2007-05-08 06:00:00

By STEVE CONNOR Why are we asking this question now? Professor Stephen Hawking has just completed a series of "zero- gravity" dives in an aircraft designed to test weightlessness in space.

2007-04-06 07:43:53

Voters in a southern New Mexico county have approved a tax to raise an estimated $49 million toward a $198 million tourism spaceport, according to unofficial returns Thursday.

2007-03-27 10:42:34

New Mexico officials have set the ground work to lease part of its commercial spaceport to Virgin Galactic as a base for its space tourism company.

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2007-01-28 17:40:00

Brian Emmett's childhood fantasy came true when he won a free trip to outer space. He was crushed when he had to cancel his reservation because of Uncle Sam.

2007-01-08 09:22:27

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says he wants to undertake a zero-gravity flight aboard an airplane this year as a precursor to a journey into space, a newspaper reported Monday


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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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