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Virgin Galactic Pilot Describes Free Fall After Spaceship Disintigrated

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pilot of a Virgin Galactic spaceship that disintegrated midflight recalls trying in vain to activate oxygen to help him breath...

Why Do Spacecraft Launch From Near the Equator?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Robert Frost, engineer/instructor at NASA Since the Earth rotates on its axis, each point on...

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

PHOTOS: Five Most Promising Private Spacecraft Designs

Posted 05.19.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/18/2012 02:59 PM EDT on SPACE.com The private spaceflight company SpaceX is set to launch its Dragon capsule toward ...

WATCH: Sir Richard Branson's Spaceport Will Launch Tourists Into Space

Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

Yesterday was the dedication ceremony for 'Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space,' a great day for Trekky honeymooners and super-rich people alike. Thanks ...

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Unveils First Spaceship

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The spaceflight division of Richard Branson's company, Virgin Galactic, unveiled it's proto-type for a spaceship that will carry tourists to the stars...