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At Farnborough, SpaceShipTwo and a Brit UAV

BAE Systems' unmanned aircraft aims to persuade regulators that UAVs are safe to be flown in the U.K.

By July 13, 2012

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Amazing videos of SpaceShipTwo in flight

Two videos taken from the window of a Virgin America flight show Virgin Galactic's futuristic space-worthy plane flying close by.

By April 8, 2011

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Fly Virgin, earn a shot at space

You might rethink the monotony of collecting frequent flyer miles after seeing this space-faring promotion from Virgin America.

By August 31, 2012

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Playboy's next fantasy? A men's club in space

Playboy has an out-of-this-world idea for a Playboy club in space that includes human roulette and orbital pleasure domes. To quote, George Takei, "Oh my!"

By February 27, 2012

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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 December 13, 2011

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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 December 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 October 15, 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 September 19, 2011

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Ten years ago today, space tourists began to play

After taking off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on April 28, 2001 enroute to the International Space Station, wealthy engineer Dennis Tito became the first private citizen to go to space.

By April 28, 2011

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Virgin Oceanic sees Richard Branson sink to new depths

Not content with conquering the heavens with commercial spaceflight outfit Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson is taking on the deep, diving into a new venture: Virgin Oceanic.

By April 6, 2011