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2010-05-03 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR®) Center announced today that it is partnering with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., and Virtuoso, premier travel agents for Virgin Galactic, and the Durst Organization to support artist Laurance Rassin in his goal of becoming the first American artist to create art in space.

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2010-03-23 06:05:00

The VSS Enterprise, an experimental craft designed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, has successfully completed its inaugural flight.

2010-03-03 17:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today rolls out changes to its Elevate frequent flyer program, which will give guests more flexibility to earn and redeem points for travel on the award-winning airline.

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2010-03-03 15:10:00

Virgin Galactic's chief executive on Wednesday that the company plans to launch test flights into space in 2011, and is financially set after selling a stake to Abu Dhabi's Abaar last year.

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2010-01-12 12:40:00

Cecil Field airport in Jacksonville, Florida was awarded a federal license on Monday to fly commercial space vehicles being designed to ferry tourists and researchers beyond Earth's atmosphere.

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2009-12-09 06:00:00

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson unveiled the new bullet-shaped commercial rocket plane that will give tourists the opportunity to take a ride into space and see the Earth while experiencing the thrill of weightlessness.

2009-12-02 05:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Kilyk of Covington International Travel in Virginia, a member of the prestigious Virtuoso® travel network, is among only 50 U.S.

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2009-10-04 08:05:00

On Oct 4, 2004, the first privately manned spacecraft named SpaceShipOne, demonstrated that a rocket capable of carrying passengers could fly 62 miles above the earth and could do it twice in two weeks.


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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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