Technically Incorrect: The Virgin Galactic founder shares a story of lunch with the Republican nominee. He says he found it disturbing.
Billionaire business magnate Richard Branson recently announced that the Virgin Group, having conquered the skies with Virgin Atlantic and space with Virgin Galactic, is setting its sights on the open sea. The company will now be entering...Show More Summary
HONESTLY, THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE WAITED THAT LONG: Virgin Galactic Resumes Test Flights, Two Years After Fatal Crash.
Reaching for the stars, again.
Aerospace firm Virgin Galactic has landed a contract to launch a U.K. communications firm’s small-satellite constellation. The contract with Sky and Space Global, announced Monday, is for four dedicated launches of “multiple” satellites on Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne, a satellite-launching rocket...
Virgin Galactic, the company founded by Richard Branson to ferry tourists to space, returned to flight this week nearly two years after its spacecraft came apart during a test flight, killing one of the pilots. Cruising over the Mojave desert for three hours and 43 minutes, a mothership ferried SpaceShipTwo to an altitude of about 50,000 […]
Though VSS Unity soared to over 50,000 feet, it is too soon to get excited if you were hoping of booking a ticket and becoming a space tourist.
Virgin Galactic returned to flight status today as SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity took to the skies over Mojave, California. Though a full crew was in the cockpit, this was a captive-carry test flight, where the passenger-carrying spacecraft remained firmly attached to the WhiteKnightTwo mothership, VMS Eve. Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic flies again for first time since crash, while Blue Origin plans an important test launch next month.
The private spaceflight company made a successful test flight of its SpaceShipTwo and White Knight craft over the Mojave Desert
Aerospace start-up Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship will start flight tests in Mojave in the “near future,” the company said Wednesday. The first test for SpaceShipTwo, dubbed VSS Unity at its unveiling in February, will be what the Long Beach firm calls a “captive carry,” in which the spaceship...
“Space is hard.” It’s a common refrain among the orbitally inclined. The billionaire Richard Branson said it when Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert in the fall of 2014, killing one test pilot and seriously injuring another. Show More Summary
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