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Branson Opens Spaceport America

Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Aviation News, Destinys Mother, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, Grilled, M.Aaron Silverman | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Branson Opens Spaceport America

Our favorite  billionaire, Richard Branson has opened the world’s first commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the brand new home for his space adventure company Virgin Galactic.

The flamboyant British businessman, exuding his usual flair and cheesy grin, waves of blond hair flying, inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against the building, while rappelling down the side of it, hung 20 meters above the ground from the main terminal roof.

Spaceport America”, will serve “as the operating hub for Virgin Galactic and is expected to house up to two WhiteKnightTwos and five SpaceShipTwos, in addition to all of Virgin’s astronaut preparation facilities and mission control.

About 150 people are booked for lift-off on the first flights to orbit attended the opening event. Also attending were the head of Virgin Galactic, George Whitesides, commercial director Stephen Attenborough, and famed US astronaut – and second person to step on the moon – Buzz Aldrin. Branson said he hoped to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, which he said would kick off an era of commercial space travel. Read the rest of this entry »


Spitfires 75th Anniversary

Posted: March 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Aviation News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Spitfires 75th Anniversary

The Spitfire has to go down in history as one of our greatest machines, able to drag an emotion out of even the most dull soul, it truly was mans engineering at it’s best. Read the full article »»»»