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Virgin rejects $1m space sex offer

Virgin Galactic has rather churlishly rejected a $1m offer to allow an unnamed company to shoot a zero-grav grumble flick aboard its SpaceShipTwo vehicle - thereby depriving science of crucial research into how humanity might procreate during the very long haul to the nearest Earth-like planet once we've finally screwed this …
Lester Haines, 3 Oct 2008
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Virgin Galactic to save planet from climate change

One trouble with conducting global atmospheric research is the distinct lack of flashy suborbital rocketplanes available. Fortunately, the tender heart of space tourism venture Virgin Galactic is easily wrung by such complications. The company said today it plans to join up with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Austin Modine, 30 Sep 2008
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Virgin Galactic spaceliner-piggyback craft delayed

The "mothership" jet aboard which Richard Branson's planned space-tourism rocketplanes will ride piggyback has had its first flight delayed, according to reports. The WhiteKnight Two carrier craft had been expected to fly this month. The WhiteKnightTwo on show to the public The Rocketplane's reusable lower stage. Flight …
Lewis Page, 29 Sep 2008
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Virgin Galactic to unveil tool to fling rich people into space

Space tourism entrepreneurs at Virgin Galactic are poised to unveil the mothership that will launch the fabulously wealthy on ballistic arcs outside the Earth's atmosphere. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace engineer Burt Rutan on Monday will host the public debut of WhiteKnightTwo at the Mojave …
Austin Modine, 25 Jul 2008

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