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Dirt-Road Driving To Explore Spaceport America

Dirt-Road Driving To Explore Spaceport America Sep 9th, 2011 at 9:00AM: In the wilderness of New Mexico, set in the dry, scrubby desert under a crystalline pale blue sky, is a construction site with a bombastic and cartoonish name, incomplete but already a monument to the hubris of interstellar exploration or maybe to tax-payer financed public-private partnerships of indeterminate future success. Spaceport America, a beautiful collection of Googie-inspired...

Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise makes its first "Captive Carry Flight"

Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise makes its first Mar 23rd, 2010 at 2:00PM: It was just 4 months ago when the Gadling team visited the Mojave Desert space port to witness the unveiling of the VSS Enterprise - the actual Virgin Galactic plane that will be flying paying guests into space on the first commercial space flight service. Yesterday was another huge milestone for the team - they took the VSS Enterprise for its first "captive carry flight". This flight...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (Photos)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (Photos) Dec 8th, 2009 at 9:00AM: December 7th, 2009; there's a good chance it won't be remembered as a milestone in history. But it can certainly be marked as a major stepping stone in the human endeavor of space exploration. At roughly 5.30pm on Monday evening, Richard Branson, Burt Rutan, Governor Schwarzenegger and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson proudly rolled out Virgin Galactic's first test flight ready spacecraft....

Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo Dec 7th, 2009 at 7:15PM: It's a rainy, stormy day at the Mojave Spaceport - but it hasn't stopped over 800 press, crew, and future space tourists from gathering for Virgin Galactic's unveiling of their highly anticipated SpaceShipTwo commercial spacecraft. This evening Richard Branson, Burt Rutan, and the Virgin Galactic team will be showing off the revolutionary machine that will be sending citizens into space...

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