May 23, 2014

MIDLAND - - The City Council recognized a 7-acre donation of land from XTO Energy Inc. The land will allow the City of Midland to extend Mockingbird Lane from Avalon Drive to Holiday Hill Road. The new land will resolve traffic congestion and allow residents to travel safely near Bynum School. They celebrated this day as national XTO Energy Day.

April 14, 2014

 Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - An XCOR Aerospace sign is now mounted on a hangar in Midland International Airport, a sign of things to come.

"We're gonna have a lot of our employees here 10, 12 hours a day. It's a 60,000 square foot space and there's a lot of room in there," said Brad Hartman, commercial division manager and master electrician for Electrical Maintenance & Construction.

April 13, 2014

MIDLAND - A preliminary launch schedule for XCOR Aerospace at the Midland International Airport, shows the company will be sending it's spaceplane into orbit twice a week by 2015

The company applied for a spaceport license with the Federal Aviation Administration. The deadline to approve or deny the license is September 15th.

If approved, the Midland International Airport would be the first to offer both commercial and space flights.

April 7, 2014

By: Sindhu Madhusudan

Over the last three years, more than 16,000 Americans moved to The Villages, Fla., making the retirement community America’s fastest-growing metropolitan area, 24/7 Wall St. reported citing recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 28, 2014

By: Ashley C. Allen and Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich, Vince Calio

The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years past, with net immigration down from nearly 1.2 million as of 2001 to 843,000 last year, but also the U.S.’s domestic birth rate has dropped to a multi-decade low.

February 18, 2014

By Cale Ottens 

Midland is the second best place in all of Texas, according to one real estate brokerage firm.

Movoto, a California-based firm, ranked the Top 10 best places in Texas based off seven criteria points: total amenities, quality of life, total crimes, tax rates, unemployment, commute time and weather.

February 11, 2014

Just a couple of blocks from Scaled, there's the hangar for XCOR Aerospace, which expects to begin test flights of its own Lynx rocket plane later this year. Off in the distance, you can see another hangar that covers almost twice as much area as a football field. That's where Stratolaunch Systems, a venture bankrolled by software billionaire Paul Allen, is building the world's biggest airplane to carry a new kind of air-launched rocket.

February 5, 2014

Unemployment rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 357 of the 372 metropolitan areas.

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January 13, 2014

University of Southern California mechanical engineering junior Stephanie Balais developed a passion for aerospace after joining the university’s AeroDesign team and helping to construct an airplane fuselage hours before transporting the plane to a competition in Kansas.