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  • Jet service pioneer at Van Nuys Airport gets Howard Hughes honor

    Jet service pioneer at Van Nuys Airport gets Howard Hughes honor
    Clay Lacy, a veteran pilot, air race champion and aviation entrepreneur who introduced the first corporate jet service in the western United States, received the Howard HughesMemorial Award Wednesday night from the Aero Club of Southern California.
  • Wanted: Space junkmen. Apply today

     
    Cleaning up the space junk orbiting Earth might not be as glorious as going to the moon, but think of the jobs we could create.

    Billionaire Paul Allen launches new commercial space company

     
    Seattle billionaire and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen is launching a new commercial space travel company that would carry tourists into Earth orbit with the help of Southern California aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan.

    Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism

    Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism
    On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...

    Racing to space: zero-gravity tourism... for the wealthy.

     
    That childhood fantasy of being an astronaut is about to become a whole lot closer to reality. Now, instead of a degree in engineering, all you need is a big wad of cash. Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites and the VSS EnterpriseRutan has been working with...