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Branson ready for lift off with 700 space tickets sold

Sir Richard Branson has sold 700 tickets for trips on his Virgin Galactic spaceflights and reckons he will be ready to launch within a “matter of months”.<p>The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group told the Institute of Director’s annual convention that the ticket sales, which reportedly cost …

How-To: Space Face LED Galaxy Makeup

Bring some gorgeous constellation-inspired sparkle to your Halloween costume with this space face LED galaxy makeup tutorial and video from Becky at Adafruit!<p>Wear some space on your face and be a constellation for Halloween! This galaxy makeup is inspired by the Cassiopeia constellation and uses …

Stunning Column Reminds Us: ‘Competition Is Cruel and America Needs a Whole Lot More of It’

Joseph De Sena is CEO of Reebok Spartan Race, and when it comes to America’s downward spiral into becoming a culture of no effort and no achievement, he cuts right to the chase.<p>“Today, everyone gets a trophy,” he writes. “Wristbands have replaced stopwatches as the new performance measure. Everyone …

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Fireball filmed soaring across US sky

A fireball has been caught on camera soaring brightly across the sky above Ohio, leading to numerous 911 calls by worried residents.<p>The fireball was recorded on an all-sky Nasa camera in <b>Ohio</b> operated by Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environmental Office on Friday 27 September at 23.33 local time.<p>In …

Virgin Galactic was a total punt, says Richard Branson

Rockets and space travel were a mystery to Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson when he registered the name a decade ago.<p>Sir Richard has admitted that he didn’t have a clue about space travel, or even how he would raise the money to start the business when he registered the name “Virgin Galactic”.<p>…

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Ferguslie Park, Paisley

Ferguslie Park, Paisley