In addition to flying tourists and commercial satellites to space, Branson is now eyeing the military market.
The Pentagon is hiring Richard Branson to launch satellites to orbit. His Virgin Orbit space company announced Thursday that it had won its first military contract: a demonstration flight that would carry "technology demonstration satellites" for the Air Force on its LauncherOne rocket by early...
Q&A: With Richard Branson author of Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography on why he doesn’t take himself too seriously. (Heleo)
Campaigners say tycoon’s plan to invest in luxury Red Sea project jars with previous criticism of Saudi Arabia’s questionable human rights record Sir Richard Branson has been accused of hypocrisy after investing in a luxury tourism project in Saudi Arabia despite his track record of speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Show More Summary
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Virgin Voyages laid the keel for its first of three ships Monday, with Virgin empire founder Richard Branson appearing in a ceremony at the shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The ship will cater to adults only and will make its debut in 2020. It will hold about 2,860 passengers and sail from PortMiami to...
Renewable energy could help islands in the Caribbean be more resilient in the face of future hurricanes - and billionaire Richard Branson wants to make that happen. He's spearheading a plan for recovery centering on renewable energy. Replacing fossil fuel power grids with clean energy sources like solar and wind could also promote economic development. [...]
I recently sat down for a conversation with Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of The Virgin Group, right before his presentation at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco focused on his newly released book, Finding My Virginity. Even as 67 year-old, Branson’s daily routines for maintaining his health are more than most. Aside from playing tennis...
Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, has provided the first look at the design of three new cruise ships it is building at Fincantieri in Italy. The keel laying ceremony of the first ship for Virgin Voyages was held Tuesday in Sestri Ponente (Genoa), where the three ships will built. Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia may be poised to become a world leader in commercial space travel.
Richard Branson could play a part in the upcoming star wars. The billionaire's satellite-launch company Virgin Orbit has started a new venture, Vox Space, aimed at wooing US government clients. More »
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The businessman fired the starting pistol on construction of the first of his 'Virgin Voyages' fleet in Genoa this week, and passengers are already paying £370 just to get on the waiting list for a ticket.
Virgin has just launched the latest satellite in Richard Branson’s push to win the space race. VOX Space will focus on fulfilling government contracts from the U.S. and its allies, according to TechCrunch. It will be run by longtimeShow More Summary
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Virgin Voyages held a keel laying ceremony for its first ship on Tuesday in Italy. The ship's maiden voyage is expected to take place in 2020. Passengers must be at least 18 years of age to sail. Virgin Voyages, the cruise line arm of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, gave the world its first look at the first of the company's three ships. Show More Summary
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Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund on Thursday announced a $1 billion investment in British billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic. The announcement on the sidelines of an investment summit in Riyadh comes...Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia is poised to invest $1 billion in entrepreneur Richard Branson’s space-tourism and satellite-launching venture, which is seeking to show it is back on track three years after a fatal accident.