Category: Space Travel

User Post – How I Went Into Space

User Post – How I Went Into Space

By Robert Mason The American Academy of Pediatrics reports, “Children are influenced by media—they learn by observing, imitating, and making behaviors their own” (2001, p.1224). I guess they are correct. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND—the nineteen eighties—It...

Opening of Spaceport America

Opening of Spaceport America

Today the first commercial spaceport in the world – Spaceport America – was opened by Sir Richard Branson and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Looking skyward, more than 800 guests marveled at Virgin Galactic’s...

SpaceShipTwo First Feathered Re-Entry

SpaceShipTwo First Feathered Re-Entry

Virgin Galactic today announced that SpaceShipTwo (SS2), the first commercial space ship, successfully demonstrated its unique reentry “feather” configuration for the first time. After a 45 minute climb SS2 was released from VMS Eve...

Virgin Galactic to Send Researchers to Space

Virgin Galactic to Send Researchers to Space

Virgin Galactic signed a contract with the Southwest Research Institute to fly scientists into space (over 100 kilometers or 328,000 feet above the Earth), enabling valuable microgravity, biology, climate and astronomy research. This is...