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  • Richard Branson unveils his space plane

    A souped-up aircraft that would help boost well-heeled thrill seekers into the outer atmosphere was unveiled Monday, lifting the prospects for travelers to one day fly in a commercial spaceliner. After keeping the project shrouded in secrecy for more...
  • Virgin's Richard Branson unveils passenger spaceship model

    Virgin's Richard Branson unveils passenger spaceship model
    New York Entrepreneur Richard Branson today unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis next year. Branson, whose Virgin Galactic is one of several commercial enterprises vying...
  • 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 to unveil commercial spaceship

    The wraps are coming off a privately financed spacecraft designed to fly passengers into space. Virgin Galactic plans to roll out SpaceShipTwo on Monday in what a company spokeswoman says will be a "theatrical" unveiling in the Mojave Desert. It will...
  • Long Awaited 'SpaceShipTwo' Unveiled in SoCal

    Long Awaited 'SpaceShipTwo' Unveiled in SoCal
    LOS ANGELES - A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history. The long-awaited glimpse of SpaceShipTwo marks the first...
  • Virgin Galactic Spaceship Makes 1st Captive Flight

    Virgin Galactic Spaceship Makes 1st Captive Flight
    MOJAVE, Calif. -- Virgin Galactic's new space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, took its first captive-carry test flight Monday morning over the Mojave desert in Southern California. The early morning flight lasted for nearly three hours and reached n...
  • Private Rocket Captures $10-Million Prize

    SpaceShipOne, a privately funded manned rocket, blasted into space for the second time in less than a week today, claiming a $10-million prize and raising prospects for low-cost, reliable personal space flights. The small rocket, piloted by former F-18...