The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, an industry association representing 20 commercial spaceflight developers, operators and spaceports, today announced the appointment of Makovsky + Company, one of the nationâ€™s largest independent public relations firms, as its public relations advisor.
Makovsky, which was recently recognized as the â€œPublic Relations Agency of the Yearâ€ by the American Business Awards, will provide public relations, traditional and social media relations and public affairs counsel to the Federation.
Okla. lawmakers study tax breaks to risky ventures Associated Press
Businesses and many economists say Oklahoma needs to offer corporate tax breaks to expand its economy and remain competitive with other states hoping to lure new jobs. “For us to be able to bring the quality jobs that Oklahomans long for and deserve, we must have these tools,” said state commerce secretary Natalie Shirley.
Aerospace Company Says It’s Far from Finished in Oklahoma News9.com
“When you run out of money, you lay people off. That’s what we’ve done. A lay-off does not mean we’re dead, it means that we’re on hold,” said Lauer. “We’re in suspended animation until we get more money.”
Education has taken ‘the next great leap’ in Britain as Odyssey Moon announces its fifth payload to the Moon.
Google Lunar X PRIZE contender Odyssey Moon Limited today is announcing its partnership with the International Space School Education Trust (ISSET) and their customer Moonlink Ltd. of Yorkshire to put a British science instrument on the Moon.
Laser Propulsion: Wild Idea May Finally Shine Space.com
New laser propulsion experiments are throwing light on how to build future hypersonic aircraft and beam spacecraft into Earth orbit.
Indeed, a “Lightcraft revolution” could replace today’s commercial jet travel. Passengers would be whisked from one side of the planet to the other in less than an hour – just enough time to get those impenetrable bags of peanuts open. Furthermore, beamed energy propulsion can make flight to orbit easy, instead of tenuous and dangerous.
Insurance coverage on the final frontier: Space tourism a giant leap for insurers Business Insurance
Brokers and other observers said it is difficult to speculate on the insurance market for private space flight because the space tourism industry is not yet a reality, but some said they believe the initial ventures would have difficulty buying cover for the risk.
Scientists, researchers and space enthusiasts from throughout the world will gather on the Microsoft campus August 13â€“16 for Space Elevator Conference 2009, an exploration of the technical, legal and social issues and challenges of building an Elevator to Space. A variety of events are planned for the public, as well as the scientific community, on this revolutionary way to send cargo and humans into space.
Tourists will be able to journey to outer space via Abu Dhabi as part of a deal by a local investment group to take a stake in the worldâ€™s first commercial space travel operator, the two companies said yesterday.
In a move that has left Oklahoma lawmakers furious, space tourism company Rocketplane has pulled out of Oklahoma City and relocated most of its remaining operations to Wisconsin due to lack of investment and high costs.
Space travel won’t just be for billionaires if Richard Branson gets his way. Fresh from selling a stake in his Virgin Galactic space-tourism subsidiary to Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Group, Branson’s Virgin Group has an even more ambitious aim in mind: to float the company on the stock market while still retaining a significant stake.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces the successful completion of qualification testing for the Falcon 9 launch vehicle first stage tank and interstage. Testing took place at SpaceXâ€™s Texas Test Site, a 300 acre structural and propulsion testing facility, located just outside of Waco, Texas.
The Space Elevator Power Beaming Challenge Games originally scheduled for this summer at NASAâ€™s Dryden Flight Research Center have been postponed. The Spaceward Foundation conducts this prize competition as part of NASAâ€™s Centennial Challenge Program. The challenge this year requires teams to demonstrate devices that can climb a one-kilometer vertical cable using electrical power transmitted via a laser.