Loretta Whitesides's Articles

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yuri's Night Los Angeles released some space-themed Valentine's to help you tell your beloved that they are out of this world! Because...
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Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Deep Space

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  • 1 year ago

Disney's Space Heroine Promotes Girls Coding

My favorite on-screen doppelgänger, Loretta Callisto can be seen every week on Disney Junior's show "Miles from Tomorrowland" with her...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Hobby Space

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  • 1 year ago

Virgin Galactic Buys 747 Mothership for Satellite Launcher (photos added!)

At a press conference Thursday in San Antonio, Texas, Richard Branson announced Virgin Galactic had purchased a 747 to be the new...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Vehicles

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  • 1 year ago

Virgin Galactic Welcomes First Female Pilot Kelly Latimer

I apologize for being so late with this awesome announcement! Virgin Galactic welcomed its first female Pilot Kelly Latimer on Nov 9,...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Tourism

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  • 1 year ago

Galactic Unite Flying Tigress $2,200 Scholarship For Female Pilots Pursuing Careers in Aerospace

The Galactic Unite Flying Tigresses Scholarship will award a one-time award of $2,200 to a collegiate or early-career woman establishing...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Women in Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

Astronauts Share Stories at AIAA's SPACE 2015

From a hostile take over of the ISS using inflatable pirate swords, to stupid astronaut tricks, to moving accounts of going from Cold...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Astronauts & Cosmonauts

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  • 2 years ago

Vote on Names for Exoplanets in 20 Different Star Systems!

The International Astronomical Union, the official body that actually names all celestial objects, has opened up the naming of some of...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Deep Space

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  • 2 years ago

Meet The Virgin Galactic Pilots

I have hung out with these guys and been to events with these guys, but I really enjoyed this video that shows them in pilot mode— doing...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Tourism

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  • 2 years ago

Yuri's Night L.A. Gets Ready to Party Under the Shuttle Sun April 12

Astronaut Mae Jemison is speaking, JPL's Mohawk Guy will be there , Sci-Fest actors Tim Russ (Commander Tuvok “Star Trek: Voyager”),...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Astronauts & Cosmonauts

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  • 2 years ago

Astronaut Ron Garan Shares "The Orbital Perspective"- A Call To Action

Garan's new book is a must read for anyone passionate about using space to make a difference with problems facing Earth. Today is the...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in NASA

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  • 2 years ago

Want To Build Rockets in Long Beach? Galactic Career Fair This Saturday

Virgin Galactic is hiring 100 people to work on SpaceShipTwo in Mojave, and LauncherOne in Long Beach. If you have ever dreamed of being...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Manufacturers

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  • 2 years ago

The Force Is Strong in the Expedition 45 ISS Crew!

Not only did Scott Kelly get a shout out from President Obama during the State of the Union address three weeks ago for his upcoming one...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Astronauts & Cosmonauts

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  • 2 years ago

The Most Romantic Valentine's Day Fly-In Destination Ever

Spaceport America is hosting their first-ever Fly-In on Saturday February 14, 2015. That's right, Valentines Day. What better way to...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in General Aviation

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  • 2 years ago

FAITH, Hope and Love: Virgin Galactic's Path to Recovery

Three weeks after the high altitude break-up of SpaceShipTwo Enterprise, the engineers, technicians and staff of the Virgin Galactic are...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Tourism

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  • 3 years ago

It's Not Too Late to Get Your World Space Week Groove On...

It's World Space Week! Grab your friends and do something spacey! Like going to "Finding Earth's Twin"- a free public lecture in London,...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Tourism

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  • 3 years ago

Vote on Your Favorite Google Science Fair Project by Sunday Sept 14!

The Voters Choice Award is intended to be for the project that has be greatest potential to change the world! Vote today to help one of...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space

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  • 3 years ago

Land Rover's Galactic Discovery Competition Could Launch You and Three Friends to Space

Today Land Rover opened a worldwide competition to send one intrepid adventurer and three of their friends into space. Winners will be...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Tourism

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  • 3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Flies Dress Rehearsal for Next Powered Flight, Todd Ericson PIC of WhiteKnightTwo

On Thursday August 28th, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo took to the skies again with the new metallic, reflective coatings to its wings...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Space Tourism

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  • 3 years ago

Sally Ride: A Call To Soar/Love Freely

Today, June 18th, is the anniversary of Dr. Sally Ride’s 1983 flight to become the “First American Woman in Space.” I spent last...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Astronauts & Cosmonauts

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  • 3 years ago

SpaceX Brings Sexy Back with Dragon V2 Unveil

Last week Elon Musk took to the stage to show off the human version of his Dragon space capsule. It brings the sex appeal of a Telsa...
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Posted by Loretta Whitesides
Flight Director, Zero G Corp & Co-Creator, Yuri's Night, The World Space Party
in Commercial Space

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  • 3 years ago