The space tourism company Virgin Galactic has struck a deal with NASA worth up to $4.5 million for research flights on the company’s new private spaceliner SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic officials announced Oct. 13.
Under the deal, NASA will charter up to three flights on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, an air-launched spacecraft designed to carry eight people on trips to suborbital space.
The announcement comes just two days after Virgin Galactic announced that Mike Moses, NASA’s former deputy space shuttle program chief, had joined the company’s ranks as vice president of operations.
“We are excited to be working with NASA to provide the research community with this opportunity to carry out experiments in space, said George Whitesides, president and CEO of Virgin Galactic, in a statement.
"An enormous range of disciplines can benefit from access to space, but historically, such research opportunities have been rare and expensive,” Whitesides added. “At Virgin Galactic, we are fully dedicated to revolutionizing access to space, both for tourist astronauts and, through programs like this, for researchers.”
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If you’ve been seriously considering a space tourism trip, but the sputtering economy has left you a bit shy of the $25 million needed for a ticket out of our atmosphere, fret no more. You no longer need to be part of the .0001 percent, or wait another decade for “spaceline” prices to drop in order to get that stunning view of earth. Thanks to Tomislav Safundzic, an 18-year-old video editor from Croatia, you can save yourself millions, avoid the huge hassle of finding a space suit, and pass on the barf bag. With the help of images from NASA's Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, Safundzic created this incredible time-lapse video of earthly flyovers using shots taken from the International Space Station. The two minute journey includes incredible vistas of our gorgeous marble. Along with incredible flyovers of land and sea, some of the sights worth marveling include high-voltage thunderclouds, the neon glow of the Aurora Borealis, and night-time lights of every continent. Everyone can appreciate this perspective.
Summary: au; Killian Jones sees his visit aboard the luxury spaceliner The Swan as nothing but fulfilling another assignment, a quick journey granted to him for heroic actions in the King’s Navy. Meeting Emma Swan might just change everything, especially after disastrous events leave them with only each other to hold on to. Captain Swan (Loosely based on These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman)
Emma trudges open her
heavy eyelids and finds the world around her bleary and disorienting. It’s too
dark, and it takes her still sleep-muddled brain a few seconds to remember
where she is.
She blinks and rubs at
her eyes for a second to clear them, shifting her focus to reacquaint herself
with her surroundings. The fire beside them is all but burnt out—smoky tendrils
that snake up from blackened ashes the only indication that it had once been a
source of heat. The mouth of the cave provides a frame for the world outside. A
world which is still dripping from the after effects of last night’s rainstorm
and looks miserably cold compared to the warmth she’s currently experiencing
huddled up against Killian’s side.
Emma’s own body rises
and falls with each gentle breath he takes and she’s completely convinced that
she would be content to spend the entire day lying here in his arms.
The Frasassi Climbing Festival was naturally born from a desire to show the beautiful side of the Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi. The whole park covers an area of 10.026 hectares of protected land and one of the most interesting things to see among others are undoubtedly the Frasassi Caves with its impressive 240 m high central chamber. But the rest doesn’t lack behind, the whole area is a series of towering limestone gorges, perfect for outdoor activities such as climbing or slacking. This year, the festival revolves around three main events, climbing marathon, trail running, and for the very first time, the highline meeting. […]
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On September 9th-13th, within the Frasassi Climbing Festival 2015, will take place the first edition of Frasassi Highline Meeting. You can enjoy 10 highlines, 4 different spots, 250meters of total height, spaceline and rope swing!
Discover the awesome beauty of “Gola della Rossa and Frasassi Natural Parkin 5 days of sports, nature, music