Virgin Galactic's has a new spaceship: LauncherOne. It's a new air-launched rocket designed to put small satellites into orbit. LauncherOne is a cheap way for universities and private companies to get their own devices orbiting Earth: More »
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Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's real-life privatized space travel endeavor, is looking for a "Chief Engineer for Space Systems Development." The job description reads, "Lead the team in developing an overall system architecture that...Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic’s suborbital, air-launched spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), aka VSS Enterprise, is back in the air after a break of nearly nine months following a recent integration period for rocket motor systems and maintenance. The...Show More Summary
A new initiative from Virgin Galactic could soon see the space tourism company branch out into space haulage. Tipped to be called Virgin Galactic Cargo, the program could see WhiteKnightTwo aircraft carrying small satellites into low Earth orbit, before launching them into space via unmanned rocket... Show More Summary
Sir Richard Branson might want to look over his shoulder, since Virgin Galactic now has an even more ambitious rival. Britain-based Excalibur Almaz is planning no less than a trip to the Moon using reworked, Soviet-era Salyut space stations and Soyuz capsules as the vehicles for the multi-stage, 500,000-mile total voyage. Show More Summary
NASA may not be sending anyone to Mars anytime soon, the exploration of space and beyond - though on a much smaller scale - is being spearheaded by folks like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. (Maybe you've heard of them.) Though Bezos...Show More Summary
When it comes down to it, I simply can’t pass up an adventure. Especially when it involves a space station. Virgin Galactic’s space station. I was quite proud of myself for finding this massive, yet covert monument in the New Mexico desert. It’s about an hour’s drive from the closest town of Truth or Consequences.…
With the anticipated first flight of Virgin Galactic ahead, entrepreneur Richard Branson has inaugurated a new market for space tourism, one that has already attracted 500 customers who have made deposits for the first seats on his SpaceShipTwo. Show More Summary
Elite Choice - Luxury guide featuring most expensive things I can’t help but be amused at Richard Branson’s choice of latest business enterprise. I mean after dabbling in space tourism with his Virgin Galactic, one would expect something a bit more hi-fi than manufacturing water dispensers! But he has proven himself to be a man who knows how to diversify, be it music record [...]Show More Summary
XOJet has joined forces with Richard Branson’s commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, to create XOJet Concierge Access. While awaiting their turn to travel 62 miles above the Earth’s surface on board the now-famous SpaceShipTwo, future Virgin Galactic astronauts will have preferred access to XOJet’s fleet, which includes Cessna Citation X, Bombardier...
Virgin Galactic is one step closer to relieving WhiteKnightTwo of its babysitting gig. The FAA has given the Branson bunch permission to switch on SpaceShipTwo's rocket-powered motors mid-flight. The upcoming trials could open up the...Show More Summary
Passenger spaceflight is a step closer to reality, following FAA approval for a powered test flight from Virgin Galactic later this year. read more
SPACE UPDATE: FAA grants experimental permit to Virgin Galactic.
The Federal Aviation Administration today cleared SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's six-passenger commercial space vehicle, to begin rocket-powered suborbital test flights. More on the experimental launch permit from the Virgin Galactic: Already, SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo have made significant progress in their flight test program. Show More Summary
The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space building undulates in the desert. (Credit: Amanda Kooser/CNET) When Spaceport America makes international news, it's often in conjunction with names like "Richard Branson," "Virgin Galactic," andShow More Summary
Elite Choice - Luxury guide featuring most expensive things Richard Branson likes to do things in style. After creating uproar in the skies with the Virgin Atlantic and the soon to be launched Virgin Galactic, he has also wooed earthlings with everything from mobiles to megastores and producing music. Show More Summary
Richard Branson answered our viewer questions and spoke about social media, entrepreneurship, Virgin Galactic, his 10-year prediction, and the importance of making a difference in other peoples' lives.
Elite Choice - Luxury guide featuring most expensive things Space tourism is close to becoming a reality. Virgin Galactic is going ahead with its final tests before they launch the maiden commercial flight. Other entrepreneurs are also...Show More Summary