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Corning native eyes place in space

Published by Rob on Sat Aug 6, 2005 12:44 pm
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August 5, 2005, By LARRY WILSON, Star-Gazette Corning Bureau

CORNING – Eileen Collins may not be the last Southern Tier native to go into space.
A former Corning resident wants to follow in the footsteps of Elmira native and space shuttle commander Collins by becoming one of the first private citizens to experience spaceflight.
William M. Boland Jr. has signed up to fly with Virgin Galactic, the space tourism project of British billionaire Richard Branson. The company plans commercial sub-orbital flights for non-astronauts by the end of the decade.
continued at the Corning Star-Gazette

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