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Ashton Kutcher is 500th Future Astronaut on Virgin Galactic

Actor Ashton Kutcher buys space travel ticket from Virgin Galactic.

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Ashton Kutcher is 500th Future Astronaut on Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson announced today on his blog that Virgin Galactic's 500th future astronaut customer has just signed up and it is Ashton Kutcher. What are the odds of a famous actor to be the 500th customer?

"I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself," said Richard Branson.

Below you can watch the latest promo video of Virgin Galactic. Richard Branson says that Virgin Galactic is guided by safety and will ensure that everything is just as safe as it can possibly be before we start commercial services. Branson will be on the first commercial flight with his kids. That is quite a statement. I do not think I would take my kids on the first flight.

 

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Source: Southern California Public Radio

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Travel agent Jay Johnson holds a model of the ship Virgin Galactic plans to use to take tourists into space.; Credit: Sanden Totten / KPCC Jay Johnson is a travel agent to the stars... or at least to near-Earth orbit. He's what Virgin Galactic calls an ASA or "accredited space Agent." That means Johnson is authorized to sell tickets to Virgin Galactic's planned space tourism ex ...
Source: Southern California Public Radio   Full article at: Southern California Public Radio 1 day ago, 7:30am CDT
 


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Virgin Galactic and UAE’s Aabar Investments team up to put Emirati in space

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Virgin Galactic Is Going to Be Social Media on Rocket Fuel

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It might be months before Virgin Galactic carries paying customers—rich people and celebrities, mainly, with $250,000 to fork over—into outer space. But given that Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson and his team yesterday chose Edelman Digital to help the brand manage social media as part of its larger public-relations-based chores, it's fair to ponder about the ridiculous buzz the venture will generate. Can you imagine what Twitter, Facebook an ...
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Land Rover Gives Virgin Galactic a Lift on Road to Space

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Source: NBC News   Full article at: NBC News Apr 15 2014, 9:37pm CDT
 

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To infinity and beyond! Stuff talks spaceflight with Virgin Galactic’s pilot

Source: Stuff.tv

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Space is about to get a bit closer, thanks to Virgin Galactic. Some 700 intrepid – and wealthy – individuals have already placed deposits amounting to US$85 million to take to the thermosphere aboard Richard Branson’s SpaceShip Two VSS Enterprise craft. Once they’re up at 110km, they’ll get to experience zero gravity and some astounding views of the planet. Space pilot Mike “Sooch” Masucci on the challenges of taking to the thermosphere https://www.youtub ...
Source: Stuff.tv   Full article at: Stuff.tv Apr 15 2014, 10:41am CDT
 

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Land Rover sees the future with Discovery Vision Concept

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Land Rover Announces Global Partnership With Virgin Galactic And Debuts Its Discovery Vision Concept Vehicle At The Intrepid Sea, Air And Space Museum In New York City
The Land Rover Discovery has carved itself an iconic reputation as the go-to pack mule for desert, jungle and mountain expeditions, where its legendary off-road capabilities have seen it through the harshest terrains. And that now includes outer space. Land Rover has announced a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and revealed its Discovery Vision Concept vehicle, what the automaker terms “a vision” of its future family of Discovery vehic ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada Apr 15 2014, 8:09am CDT
 

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Virgin Galactic names Land Rover as first sponsor

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Source: Marketing Week   Full article at: Marketing Week Apr 14 2014, 8:01pm CDT
 

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Land Rover Relaunches Discovery Nameplate, With A Rocket Ship: Video

Source: Alfa Review

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Ahead of the New York Auto Show this week, Land Rover has revealed its new Discovery Vision Concept, alongside a full-scale replica of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo VSS Enterprise—the world's first commercial spaceship. The occasion is more than just glitz, glamor, and the chan ...
Source: Alfa Review   Full article at: Alfa Review Apr 14 2014, 7:00pm CDT
 

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Branson 90 sure Virgin Galactic will fly this year

Source: Albequerque Express

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – First it was 2011, then? 2012, then 2013. Now Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will almost certainly start flying into space fr ...
Source: Albequerque Express   Full article at: Albequerque Express Apr 14 2014, 11:18am CDT
 

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Source: Albequerque Express

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Branson 90% sure Virgin Galactic will fly this year ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Water samples from reservoirs near the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad show no signs of c ...
Source: Albequerque Express   Full article at: Albequerque Express Apr 14 2014, 11:18am CDT
 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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