Tag Archives: Space Travel

How One Boy’s Dream of Space Flight is Coming True By Philip Sherwell – The Telegraph

As a child growing up on Scotland’s north coast, Dave Mackay harboured a dream that seemed so out-of-this-world that he kept it secret from all but his closest friends.

Mojave Desert (July 02, 2011) - From the age of seven, when he won the Ladybird book of space as a Sunday school prize, he set his heart on becoming an astronaut. That fascination grew when, aged 12, he watched the Apollo Moon landing on a crackly black-and-white television at school in Sutherland. Continue reading

Space Tourism Closer as Virgin Galactic Nears Lift Off – By Richard Scott

A hundred miles north of Los Angeles, in the Mojave Desert, space travel is becoming closer to a reality to the general public. The Virgin Galactic spaceship sits in a beige hangar and BBC’s Richard Scott is the first journalist to be allowed inside the Virgin Galactic spaceship. Virgin Galactic is hoping to be ready to take paying customers within a couple of years. Continue reading

Virgin Galactic to Join NASA Submissions for Orbital Spaceflights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Virgin Galactic to Join NASA Submissions for Orbital Spaceflights.
December 15, 2010

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, LLC (VG), the world’s first commercial spaceline, today announced that it will be supporting Sierra Nevada Space Systems’ (SNC) and Orbital Sciences Corporation’s (OSC) work on commercial space vehicles, which, for the first time, will give not only professional scientists and other crew astronauts but also fare-paying passengers the chance to experience safe orbital space flight
at lower costs. Continue reading

To Infinity and Beyond: Space Travel Event for Forest Travel and Virgin Galactic was a Huge Success

“…blast off!” That’s right – The event for Forest Travel and Virgin Galactic held on Nov. 18, 2010 at the Four Seasons was a huge success.

Miami, FL (November 25, 2010) - “…blast off!” That’s right – The event for Forest Traveland Virgin Galactic held on Thursday, Nov.18, 2010, at the Four Seasons was a huge success. Continue reading