Virgin Galactic has come a step closer to heading back into space with the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) awarding the company an operating license for SpaceShipTwo. Coming...Show More Summary
SPACE: Two Years After Deadly Crash, Virgin Galactic Gets License to Fly Its Spaceplane Again: ?Virgin Galactic says the operating license awarded by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation will ultimately permit commercial operations.?
Two years after Virgin Galactic's deadly crash, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued an operating license for their space tourism rocket -- which will ultimately permit the company to begin commercial operations.
The space tourism company can now start test flights with the new SpaceShipTwo.
The spaceflight company successfully completed a safety review, bringing it a step closer to sending tourists to space
The license will ultimately permit commercial flights of the SpaceShipTwo craft, the company says.
Virgin Galactic says the operating license awarded by the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation will ultimately permit commercial operations. The taxi test evaluated and calibrated navigation and communications telemetry systems as it was pulled by a sports utility vehicle.
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson — three of the world's most high-profile businessmen — have all been seduced by the future of the space industry. Their respective companies (SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic) are among...Show More Summary
Three leaders in commercial space flight, Elon Musk of SpaceX, Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin, and Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, discuss the path to making commercial spaceflight a reality.
Interested in watching the 2015 hit film The Martian from the surface of the moon? Adobe wants you to take you there. Adobe isn't entering the latest next-generation space race to compete with SpaceX, Blue Origin or Virgin Galactic anytime soon. Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company launched by Richard Branson, has released its first ever commercial. The company’s goal is to allow civilians to travel for a very brief time into outer space. In the new video the company imagines the future of spaceflight through its own lens. Show More Summary
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It was nothing but clear, blue skies as the sleek, jet-powered cargo plane approached the runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico, only to briefly touch down and then thrust off again. Over and over...Show More Summary
Some time soon, Michael Najjar will go boldly where no artist has gone before. Since three patrons purchased a Pioneer Astronaut ticket for him aboard Virgin Galactic’s tourist ship, SpaceShipTwo—which has not yet made its first launch—Najjar has been preparing to become the first artist to hang out in outer space. Show More Summary
If the discomfort of air travel has got you down, the prospect of speedier flight will be music to your ears... or rather, a sonic boom to your ears. Colorado-based startup Boom Technology is developing a prototype of a plane that flies...Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic to go where the Concorde failed, into commercial supersonic flight.
IT ONLY NEEDS TO BE AS SAFE AS OTHER FORMS OF “ADVENTURE TOURISM:” Virgin Galactic’s New SpaceShipTwo Will Be Safer, But Will It Be Safe Enough?
No government regulation or check-list can make space tourism safe
After a disastrous test flight in 2014, Virgin now hopes to make up lost ground in the commercial space race
The 2016 Google Science Fair opens for submissions today. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, we’re inviting all young explorers and innovators to make something better through science and engineering. Show More Summary
“I have always dreamed of space flight, but for so many years I thought it was just that…a dream,” says Stephen Hawking in the above Virgin Galactic video. Richard Branson’s company released the clip (along with anoth... via JustLuxe.com