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February 28, 2011

Virgin Galactic Deal Will Send Scientists Into Space

This morning Southwest Research Institute purchased two tickets for a ride on SpaceShipTwo which is a six passenger shuttle. The two researchers who are scheduled to ride the shuttle will do so to conduct research including atmospheric imaging, biomedical monitoring, and other experiments involving microgravity. In the years to come it is thought that the Virgin Galactic will also be offering flights to space that are "unprecedented in frequency and cost." However, there has been no date set for when the actual commercial flights will take place.

The full article can be found at :http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/28/science-space-thanks-new-deal-virgin-galactic/

Posted by rmousigi at February 28, 2011 05:30 PM


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