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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. Lacy,...
  • Virgin Galactic achieves key milestone in latest test flight

     
    British billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space venture Virgin Galactic reached a major milestone Wednesday on its course to carry tourists into outer space....
  • Northrop Grumman shows off optionally piloted Firebird spy plane [Video]

     
    Northrop Grumman Corp. released a video of its new optionally-piloted Firebird drone as it coasts the skies above the Mojave Desert....
  • Virgin Galactic makes first feathered flight over Mojave [Video]

     
    Virgin Galactic recently posted a video on YouTube of its rocket plane, dubbed SpaceShipTwo, as it makes a test flight over the Mojave Desert....
  • 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...
  • Virgin Galactic's first commercial spaceship makes maiden flight

     
    Credit: Virgin Galactic Commercial space travel moved a little closer to reality Monday when Virgin Galactic’s mother ship and rocket plane took to the skies for its first "captive carry" test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The carrier...
  • Virgin Galactic rocket plane completes first manned glide flight

     
    Commercial space tourism got a boost Sunday when Virgin Galactic's rocket ship successfully completed its first manned test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The rocket plane, dubbed SpaceShipTwo, was dropped from a carrier aircraft at 45,000 feet....
  • Spacecraft factory to break ground in Mojave

     
    A production facility that would build the world's first fleet of commercial spaceships is set to begin construction Tuesday at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The 68,000-square-foot facility, one of the first aircraft assembly plants to be built in......