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Tag: Space Travel


Needy Americans Gamble on English Billionaire’s Space Dream—and Lose

Told it would boost the local economy, the residents of an impoverished town in the New Mexico desert raised taxes on themselves to help billionaire Richard Branson launch wealthy tourists briefly into space. Now the lofty plan is on indefinite hold.

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Proposed Mars Journey Highlights ‘How Unequal Our Planet Still Is’

“Humanity does not progress by jumping into space and leaving the cares of Earth behind,” writes Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo. “We move forward by creating a more equitable and compassionate planet for now and generations unborn.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 READ MORE



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Warp Speed Ahead?

In case you missed it, in November, io9 reported that physicist Harold White was working on the concept for an engine that could transport a ship through space at warp speeds without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.

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Obama Shifts Gears on Moon Plans

As if there wasn’t enough to attend to on Earth at the moment, President Barack Obama also has to focus on U.S. plans in space. As members of his administration announced Sunday ... (continued)

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Virgin Galactic Gears Up for Space Flights

As if his plan for global domination weren’t enough, Virgin Group honcho Richard Branson is taking to space with his new commercial spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, which will grant six paying customers at a time the experience of weightlessness for six minutes.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 READ MORE


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Virgin Galactic’s High-Flying Mother Ship Unveiled

Sometime soon, thrill-seekers with the funds and the desire to plunk down $200K to experience four minutes of weightlessness more than 60 miles above the Earth will have the chance, thanks to Virgin CEO and astro-preneur Richard Branson.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 READ MORE


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