Tag Results for spaceport (4)

  1. Richard Branson: 2008 Is "Year of the Spaceship"

    Yesterday, at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur famed for his airline and music businesses, unveiled his latest space transport designs for a system capable of carrying passengers on sub-orbital flights on a paid basis to his Virgin Galactic operation. The designs of the new spacecraft and its launch craft, respectively named SpaceShipTwo and White Knight Two, expand upon the work done by aeronautics legend Burt Rutan's company Scaled Composites, of Mojave, Calif., which won the coveted Ansari X Prize in 2004 by becoming the first …

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  2. Forward Bias

    October 26, 2007 This week's theme: Matching-- in Space Match the people to the space-related activities they undertook this week. Show all work. 1. Started negotiations with Lockheed to be first commercial spaceport. A. China 2. Started a space-based matchmaking service. B. Russia 3. Hosting the $2 million Wirefly X-Prize Cup. C. Nova Scotia 4. Launched three navigation satellites to rival GPS D. New Mexico 5. Shot the moon .. E.

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