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SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013.

By Apr. 29, 2013

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Google Lunar XPrize competition enters milestone phase

There's $30 million available to 18 teams vying to be the first nongovernment entity to land a rover on the moon. Five of those teams are eligible for a $6 million boost this summer.

By Apr. 1, 2014

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Paul Allen's Stratolaunch: Grand plan for next-gen space travel

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen forms Stratolaunch Systems with Burt Rutan. The company plans to build the largest aircraft ever made, and one capable of quick turnarounds on orbital flights.

By Dec. 13, 2011

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Virgin Galactic to give NASA suborbital rides

NASA will send up to 1,300 pounds of experiments to the edge of space on SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's privately funded space tourism vehicle.

By Oct. 15, 2011

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In Mojave, the world's most exciting planes take flight

From the Air Force to NASA, commercial airplane storage to the first private spacecraft, the Mojave is the center of aviation. CNET Road Trip 2012 braved the summer heat to check it out.

By Jul. 28, 2012

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Rocket system could lower cost of access to space, Allen says

Microsoft co-founder is teaming with legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan on a new rocket that will be launched at 30,000 feet by a gargantuan carrier plane. Paul Allen has an eye on making access to space more cost-effective.

By Dec. 13, 2011

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Space tourism countdown begins as Virgin unveils factory

Partnership between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites--The Spaceship Company--formally opens the final assembly plant for the spacecrafts that will whisk tourists to the stars.

By Sep. 19, 2011

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A 'Star Trek' inspired X Prize for revolutionizing health care

Called the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, the bounty will be won by the first team that creates a mobile platform capable of most accurately diagnosing a group of 15 diseases across 30 patients in three days.

By Jan. 10, 2012

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X Prize group eyes oil spill cleanup

It's challenged entrepreneurs to fly into space. Now the X Prize Foundation says it will award millions of dollars in a new Oil Cleanup X Challenge.

By Jul. 27, 2010

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In awe at D.C.'s Air and Space Museum

Road Trip 2010: No visit to the nation's capital would be complete for any self-respecting geek without a chance to see some of the most important air and spacecraft in history.

By Jun. 29, 2010