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Rocketplane, which received $18 million in Oklahoma tax credits, filed for bankruptcy last month


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
What started out as a dream of rockets in the Oklahoma sky and money flowing from space enthusiasts has finally ended.George French Jr., owner of Rocketplane Global, decided a mountain of debt and exp...
 
Thursday, July 8, 2010

After $18 million, Rocketplane only launched empty promise for Oklahoma


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
There are promises, and there is pie in the sky. Ten years ago, a company promised it would start an airline service of nonstop flights from Oklahoma to the coasts if the state of Oklahoma and t...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Judge orders reopening of Terrill's bankruptcy case


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered state Rep. Randy Terrill's 2005 bankruptcy case be reopened. U.S. District Judge T.M. Weaver handed down his order on Thursday. The ruling comes after Terril...
 
Saturday, August 9, 2008

Trustee files federal motion to reopen Terrill bankruptcy


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
A legal trustee assigned to Oklahoma legislator Randy Terrill's 2005 bankruptcy case filed a federal motion to reopen the case, citing undeclared funds in an election account, court records show. The...
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rocketplane CEO says some previous XP parts scrapped


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
The truck en route to the Standard Iron & Metal Co. scrap yard on E. Reno Avenue in Oklahoma City Oct. 16 carried what is purported to be remnants of a Rocketplane design expected to fly from Okla...
 
Thursday, November 1, 2007

NASA officially terminates contract with Rocketplane Kistler


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
NASA officially announced this afternoon it is terminating its contract with Oklahoma City-based Rocketplane Kistler. The company was awarded a $207 million contract from the National Aeronautics and ...
 
Friday, October 19, 2007

State's spaceport looks to attract more aeronautical business


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
The Oklahoma Spaceport in Burns Flat is going full throttle to lure space travel and rocket-launching businesses to western Oklahoma. "Because of this facility, we have (a) world of opportunity," sai...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rocketplane lays off manager, seeks $500 million


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
Trade magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology is reporting in its July 2 issue that Rocketplane Kistler has laid off a key manager in the development of the company's suborbital sp...
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Another rocket company ready to do business with state


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
At this month's meeting of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority, Patrick Bahn, the chief executive officer of TGV Rockets, with headquarters in Norman, announced the success...
 
Thursday, June 21, 2007

Rocketplane beat to rocket-launch punch by Texas company


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Scott Cooper and Ben Fenwick
A rocket-powered vehicle launched from the Oklahoma Spaceport in Burns Flat on June 2. But this was not the rocket from Rocketplane Inc., into which the state of Oklahoma poured $18 mill...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007
 
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