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NBC To Broadcast Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Spaceflight

by Elizabeth Howell November 8, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter In true Richard Branson flair, the founder of Virgin Galactic has a multimedia plan in place for when he and his adult children, Holly and Sam, take the first planned tourist spaceflight next year. Virgin Galactic and NBCUniversal signed a “multi-platform […]

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Proposed Balloon Ride Would Let You See The Blackness Of Space

by Elizabeth Howell October 23, 2013

Doesn’t that look fun? A startup company is proposing to send customers 19 miles (30 kilometers) into the air via balloon, where they can linger for two hours and look at the curvature of the Earth and experience a black sky. While it’s not high enough to qualify as a spaceflight, the listed ticket price […]

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XCOR to Move Operations Near Kennedy Space Center

by Nancy Atkinson August 23, 2012

Kennedy Space Center is getting a new neighbor: XCOR Aerospace announced they intend to establish an operational base in Florida, and also hope to build a manufacturing and assembly center for the XCOR Lynx Mark II suborbital reusable launch vehicles. “Looking over the KSC Visitor Complex grounds and seeing the history of U.S. human spaceflight […]

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On The Hunt For High-Altitude Microorganisms

by Jason Major May 20, 2012

The United States Rocket Academy has announced an open call for entries in its High Altitude Astrobiology Challenge, a citizen science project that will attempt to collect samples of microbes that may be lurking in Earth’s atmosphere at the edge of space. Remove this ad Jason Major on Google+

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XCOR Lynx Slated to Fly New Suborbital Telescope

by Nancy Atkinson July 13, 2011

Commercial space company XCOR Aerospace has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Planetary Science Institute, laying the groundwork for flying a human-operated telescope on board XCOR’s Lynx spacecraft. The Atsa Suborbital Observatory is a specially designed telescope for use in suborbital space vehicles, and when used with commercial suborbital vehicles, PSI says it will […]

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