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September 29, 2014

LONDON, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- LONDON, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

September 22, 2014

Midland Reporter-Telegram - Speaking Out

Robert Rendall
Midland Development Corporation Board Chairman

September 8, 2014
Executive Summary
 
August 21, 2014

The design of Orbital Outfitters’ altitude chamber complex, one of the key components of Midland International Airport’s spaceport, was unveiled in-depth Wednesday during a Midland Development Corp. meeting.

August 15, 2014

XCOR Breaking Down Walls with Midland - One Step Closer to Space:

Wall Breaking Ceremony Marks Start of Hangar Renovation

August 6, 2014

By the end of the year the State of Texas should pass oil production of both Iran and Iraq. Talk about turn of events no one expected ten years ago.

Drilling in the United States hit a new record this week. 1,562 active rigs are working fields in the U.S. That’s the highest number since Baker Hughes began counting oil rigs by themselves in 1987.

America, is now expected to pass Saudi Arabia next year and become the largest oil producer in the world.

August 5, 2014

MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) -- It could be an international first here in West Texas. The Midland International Airport looks to become the first commercial international spaceport, but now it could be in jeopardy. That unprecedented takeoff could make an early departure, as SpaceX announces plans to build a launch site elsewhere in the state, much like XCOR here in Midland.

When you think of the Tall City, a few things come to mind. Oil, big rigs and spaceport?

July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to three companies to develop concepts for an experimental spaceplane capable of flying 10 times in 10 days, according to a July 15 DARPA press release.

The companies selected to develop the XS-1 spaceplane concepts are: Boeing, working with Blue Origin; Masten Space Systems working with XCOR Aerospace; and Northrop Grumman with Virgin Galactic. 

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