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  • Ashton Kutcher to travel into space March 20, 2012

    London: Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher is going into space after signing up to be the 500th customer to travel into outer space with Virgin Galactic. The 'Two and a Half Men' star is excited about his trip to space, according to Virgin CEO Richard Branson. "I gave Ashton a quick call...
  • Can space elevators be a reality in 2100? September 8, 2011

    Think of a day in the year 2100. The walls of your room light up like screens and your chosen software program, a familiar face named, say, Molly, wakes you up in the morning and lays out the day's plan. As you enter the bathroom, DNA and protein sensors in...
  • Branson unveils latest Virgin Galactic craft December 8, 2009

    Mojave: A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled on Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history. The longawaited glimpse of SpaceShipTwo marks the first public appearance of a commercial passenger spacecraft. The project...
  • Branson's latest stunt: Get married in space April 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The flamboyant boss of the Virgin group, Richard Branson, is eyeing another record he wants to be the first person to marry a couple in space. The couple, whose name has not been disclosed, will be married on Virgin Galactics maiden space flight next year, and...
  • Book yourself on a flight to space for Rs 80 lakh October 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams will you be the next Indian to go to space, considering space is just a two hour flight away and the ride costs just Rs 80 lakh? You can now book yourself on a flight to outer space online or just walk...
  • India's 1st space tourist set to fly March 15, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: Even as India dreams of putting its first man in space, the country's first space tourist is all set to hit outer space. Thirtyyearold Santosh George Kulangara will be spending about one crore for a threehour long exursion or what can be called a trip to space. Kulangara will be on...
  • Pak woman selected for space travel August 18, 2006

    Islamabad: A Francebased Pakistani woman has been selected to join a US commercial space flight in 2008. Namira Salim, a Pakistani artiste based in southern France said that she had been chosen by the US firm Virgin Galactic for its commercial space flight in 2008. She said that she was...