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Reuters* Company selling tickets to ride for $200,000 * Fleet of five spaceships planned By Irene Klotz April 30 (Reuters) - A six-passenger spaceship owned by an offshoot of Virgin Group fired its rocket engine in flight for the first time on Monday, a key...
Tags: Rocketry, Technology, Richard Branson, Paul Allen, NASA
With a sonic boom that resounded above the Mojave Desert, a rocket plane belonging to British billionaire Richard Branson's commercial space venture Virgin Galactic got one step closer to carrying tourists into space. On Monday the company's...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's medical school is acquiring more space for research and development. The university announced Monday that the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will sublease 2,100 square feet of space in the...
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane's eye is...
Astronomers knew this day would come. The Herschel Space Observatory has run out of coolant and ceased looking into the cold, distant universe. Without liquid helium to keep the instruments chilled to minus 456 degrees Fahrenheit, the European Space...
Tags: Science and Technology
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so, as well. For two years, Kalirai, an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, worked...
Tags: NASA, Ellicott City, Science, Applied Physics, Astronomy
British billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space venture Virgin Galactic got one step closer to carrying tourists into space when a test pilot cracked the sound barrier over the Mojave Desert. For the first time, the company's SpaceShipTwo...
In Hampton Roads, a jet engine may be the sound of freedom, but the contrail it leaves behind is nothing to salute. The cloud-like contrail is composed of ice crystals, soot, sulfur and other harmful elements that riddle the emissions of jet engines and...
The Orlando Sentinel, Washington BureauWASHINGTON — It's been a rocky few years for the Space Coast district represented by U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge — starting with NASA's decision to retire the space shuttle in 2011. The end of the 30-year program led to thousands of...
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well. Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years,...
Tags: Science, Immigration, NASA, Ellicott City, Applied Physics
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's annual open house allows space geeks and budding young scientists a rare peek inside the missions behind the La Caņada Flintridge facility. But the popular event, scheduled for June 8 and 9, has been canceled because of...
WASHINGTON — A NASA plan to send astronauts to an asteroid was met with skepticism Wednesday when NASA Chief Charlie Bolden presented the idea to top space officials in Congress — though their doubts may not be enough to sink the program. The...
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