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2009-07-28 13:05:00

Visitors at the EAA AirVenture convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Monday got the first glimpse of a new aircraft that is being touted as the future of space travel.

2009-07-17 09:30:00

Founder Sir Richard Branson will take his first-ever flightaboard the Virgin Galactic mothershipOSHKOSH, Wis., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --When Virgin Galactic Mothership "Eve" (formerly known as WhiteKnightTwo) arrives and executes several low passes on July 27 to kick off the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 weeklong series of showcase flights and air shows, she'll be performing the first of four scheduled flight demonstrations.

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2009-06-20 15:40:00

Construction of Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built spaceport designed specifically for space-bound commercial and fee-paying passengers, commenced Friday in New Mexico.

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2009-05-07 14:10:00

The president of Virgin Galactic says the company’s plans to take passengers into space are just the beginning of a series of space exploration ploys.

2009-03-24 08:00:00

Cardmember and Sweepstakes winner will take a journey to the stars SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the leading long-haul airlines, announced the winner of its Virgin Atlantic Plastic Galactic Giveaway which was launched in June 2008 when the airline unveiled the Virgin Atlantic American Express(R) Card from Bank of America. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060927/NYW045LOGO) Cardmember Christopher Mohawk of Toluca Lake, CA, earned...

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2009-03-18 15:55:00

A Swedish space tourism firm said on Wednesday that short space flights are set to begin launching from northern Sweden in 2012.

2009-02-17 06:00:00

PHOENIX, Feb.

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2009-02-03 13:15:00

Virgin Galactic is collaborating with UK firm Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) in hopes of developing low-cost rockets with the capability to put small satellites into orbit in a similar fashion to the US Pegasus system.

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2008-12-03 07:05:00

The world’s first space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, met its first outer space obstacle on Tuesday when a competitor - XCOR Aerospace Inc - began offering half price tickets for suborbital rides.

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2008-09-30 15:35:00

Virgin Galactic will join up with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to look at carrying scientific instruments on board one of its space tourism vehicles to gather data on climate change.


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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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