William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University
On Friday, April 12, 2013, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites had their SpaceShipTwo rocket plane glide over Mojave, California, for the second unpowered glide test. It may be a precursor for the real thing: a powered flight.
The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on Monday, April 22, 2013, with some meteors shooting across the night sky at a possible maximum rate of 100 per hour.
NASA announces that the Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, as part of its first mission to demonstrate that it can deliver payloads to the International Space Station.