Former Virgin Galactic CEO To Fly To Space On Next Test Flight: Report

Former chief executive officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings, George Whitesides, will fly to space on the aerospace company’s next test spaceflight, CNBC reported on Friday.

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Win a Free Trip to Space! Here’s How You Can Register

We have so far only seen the finest astronauts going on a trip to space, but Virgin Galactic wants to open space for all humans.

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Blue Origin Says Will Fly 18-Year-Old To Space On July 20

Blue Origin said Thursday an 18-year-old paying customer will fly to space on board the company’s maiden crewed spaceflight on July 20, becoming the youngest ever astronaut.

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Experience Of Lifetime: Richard Branson After Few Minutes Of Space Flight

A Virgin Galactic spaceship carrying Richard Branson touched down Sunday after a voyage the British billionaire called an “experience of a lifetime.”

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Sirisha Bandla Becomes Third Indian-Origin Woman To Fly Into Space

Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-origin woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed…

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Tourism eyes final frontier as Richard Branson soars into space

84330479Branson became the first person to blast off in his own spaceship, beating Jeff Bezos by nine days. He also became only the second septuagenarian to go into space. Astronaut John Glenn flew on the shuttle at age 77 in 1998.

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Final Frontier: Billionaires Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos Bound For Space

Two vessels, two companies, with one goal: blasting their billionaire founders into space.

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Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin Face-Off In Space Tourism Market

The era of space tourism is set to soar, with highly symbolic flights by rivals Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin scheduled just days apart.

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An 82-year-old woman trained to be an astronaut sixty years ago. Now she’s going to space with Jeff Bezos

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After a half-century of waiting, Wally Funk — who trained for NASA's Mercury program but was denied the opportunity to go to space — is finally getting her time amongst the stars. She's been selected by the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, to accompany him, his brother, and an as-yet unknown auction winner on a suborbital trip on July 20th.

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Richard Branson Planning Trip To Space Ahead Of Rival Jeff Bezos

British billionaire Richard Branson plans to travel to space as early as July 11 aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, his company said in a statement.

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Astronauts install new solar panels in 6-hour spacewalk on International Space Station

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet conducted a spacewalk Sunday — their second in the past week — to install new solar arrays that will provide a power boost to the space station.

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NASA Says Hubble Space Telescope Down For Past Few Days

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been peering into the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for the past few days, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Friday.

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