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JUL 27, 2014 - Business Insider

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What Richard Branson Wants You To Learn From A Virgin Galactic Intern

Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson wants people to stop telling kids that something is out of their reach.  In a new LinkedIn Influencer post, he tells the story of a Virgin Galactic intern named Barbara Schloss whose parents took her to California's Mojave Desert to watch SpaceShipOne try to make the first privately funded human space-flight when she was 11-years-old.  ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Popular Science

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Why DARPA Wants An Experimental Spaceplane

Artist's Concept for an Experimental Spaceplane DARPA So DARPA wants a reusable spaceplane. I mean, who doesn't? For decades, space experts have tried to design quick-turnover, reusable launch systems. So far, however, no one has made one that works. "There really isn't any kind of vehicle today that does exactly what they're asking people to do," Micah Walter-Range, director of ...

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JUL 23, 2014 - Business Insider

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Here's How Richard Branson Celebrated His Birthday On Necker Island

Richard Branson is never one to throw a disappointing party. He and his mother have birthdays just a week apart, and to celebrate, they threw a big soiree on Necker Island, Branson's private retreat in the Caribbean. The party included a cake created to look like Necker with a Virgin Galactic rocket flying above. Sparklers shot flames out of the ...

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JUL 14, 2014 - VentureBeat

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U.K. to open its first commercial spaceport by 2018

Space tourism isn’t a reality yet, but the U.K. is certainly taking steps to make sure it eventually happens. British government officials are preparing to announce plans to build the country’s first commercial spaceport, reports the Guardian, with an official announcement expected Tuesday. A commercial spaceport would allow companies like Virgin Galactic to send manned […]

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JUL 14, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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United Kingdom plans first spaceport for 2018

Britain plans to have its first spaceport built and in operation by 2018, allowing companies like Virgin Galactic to begin launching space tourism flights from right within the country, reports the Guardian. The plans will be formally announced by the British government on Tuesday, at which point it will detail the eight locations that are currently under consideration for where the ...

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