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Another Historic SpaceX Launch

Published on March 19, 2017 By sirrahc

“Governments can develop new technology and do some of the exciting early exploration but in the long run it’s the private sector that finds ways to make profit, finds ways to expand humanity.”  — Dr. S. Pete Worden, director at NASA Ames Research Center OK, I might be a tad late in reporting on this, […]

"Liftoff!" with Training Wheels

Published on March 26, 2010 By sirrahc

Some of you may remember back in December when I mentioned the public unveiling of Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo craft — soon to be “the world’s first commercial spaceship.” Now christened the VSS Enterprise (yeah!), the ship is back in the news with another historic milestone. Mounted on a pylon between the twin fuselages of […]

$200K for 5 Minutes of Weightlessness and a Great View? Cool!

Published on December 8, 2009 By sirrahc

Virgin Galactic has just publicly revealed SpaceShipTwo, “the world’s first commercial spaceship.” The firm already has 300 people who have reserved their spots with at least a deposit, though those flights won’t begin for a couple years. It sounds like a lot of money, but it’s a whole order of magnitude less than billionaires have […]

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