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  • Virgin MotherShip — mothership prefix for Virgin Galactic spacelines
  • proper n. "Virtual Memory System" — the operating system for the DEC VAX series of computers


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  • The vehicle was released June 27 at a high altitude from its mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, which has been dubbed VMS Eve.

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  • Monday from the Mojave Air and Spaceport in Mojave, Calif. unveiled on December 7, 2009, took the journey while remaining attached to its mothership, a carrier aircraft called VMS Eve.


  • SpaceShipTwo, or VSS Enterprise, glides toward the earth on its first test flight after release from the mothership, WhiteKnight2, also known as VMS Eve, over the Mojave, Calif., area.

  • VMS components on the vessel sometimes are called VMS, or sometimes Automatic Location Communicators (ALC).

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  • Traffic signals - known as VMS signs - will be placed along the routes approaching College Green to direct motorists.

    An Irish Town Planner's Blog

  • Similarly, if the receiver is online, the dialler on the receiver's computer rings or leaves a VMS, which is delivered in email for free.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise is released from the mothership WhiteKnight2 , also known as VMS Eve, over California.

    Space Adventure for $200,000 a Seat

  • Ambler is an exploration-stage property located in Alaska comprising 90,614 acres of Federal patented and unpatented mining claims and State of Alaska mining claims, covering a major portion of the precious-metal-rich Ambler volcanogenic massive sulfide ( "VMS") belt.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • ( "VMS") deposits in the world with indicated resources totaling 43.6 million tonnes with diluted (recovery) grades of 4. 15% zinc, 129 g/t silver, 0. 35% copper, 0. 58% lead and 0.27 g/t gold.

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  • The 100%-owned Tamarack Project consists of 360 claim units hosting both the northern extension of the McFauld's volcanogenic massive sulphide ( "VMS") horizon as well as the northeast extension of the Ring of Fire mafic-ultramafic complex, representing the two most prospective geological settings in the area.

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