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Wanna Trip To Space? To Raise Money, Mars One Is Offering A Lynx Joyride

by Elizabeth Howell September 8, 2014

Private trips to space are pricey, but from time to time contests come up that offer even those of modest means the chance to get there. Take Mars One’s latest publicity campaign, which is to offer a chance for a trip upon the (so-far-unflown-in-space) Lynx spacecraft in exchange for donating to the organization, which plans […]

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Support a Good Cause To Win a Trip To Space

by Jason Major June 26, 2014

Well, technically not space*, but suborbital, and that’d still be way cool! And what’s even cooler is that you can enter to win a trip on an XCOR Lynx Mark II suborbital flight while helping to support a good cause of your choice, courtesy of The Urgency Network’s “Ticket to Rise” campaign. Check out the dramatic spaceflight-packed […]

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NBC To Broadcast Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Spaceflight

by Elizabeth Howell November 8, 2013

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 partnership” for the network’s affiliates to transmit the flight all over the place. Elizabeth […]

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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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