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Virgin Galactic Space Tourists Could Be Grounded by FAA

January 20, 2014
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Almost 700 people have paid $250K to go to space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, but until the FAA grants the company a commercial operator's license, not even Sir Richard Branson himself could take to the skies.

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Virgin Galactic Take Big Step Toward Space Flight

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Newsy (May 29, 2014) — A new deal between the company and the FAA sets airspace rules and will allow Virgin Galactic to start planning its passenger flights. Video provided by Newsy
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Harry Styles Wants to Travel to Space

Harry Styles Wants to Travel to Space

Celeb TV (Oct. 8, 2013) — While a One Direction concert might be out of this world to some fans, 1D heartthrob Harry Styles is literally trying to travel out of this world. The singer has reportedly bid two hundred and forty thousand US dollars to join Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic voyage. Other celebrities set to make the trip to space include Justin Bieber, Brad Pitt and Ashton Kutcher. But, even though Harry made a bid for a seat, the money might not guarantee him a trip to space, because he made his offer so late.
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NBC Reality Show Will Send Someone to Space

NBC Reality Show Will Send Someone to Space

Newsy (Oct. 4, 2013) — NBC announced Thursday it will partner with Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and reality TV producer Mark Burnett to create "Space Race."
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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Passes Big Test

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Passes Big Test

AP (Apr. 30, 2013) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first engine-powered flight Monday. The test flight moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.
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