The past year has been a mixed bag for the commercial space industry, with successful launches from the likes of SpaceX, but also a few mishaps, including a tragic Virgin Galactic crash that claimed the life of one pilot. That last incident...Show More Summary
Completed in October 2011, Spaceport America is an 18,000 acre commercial spaceport—the first of its kind in the world—that was going to be a major hub for SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, as each company toils away on developing the future of private spaceflight. It's been more than three years since opening, and New Mexico is still waiting for the payoff. Read more...
Richard Branson's not just into space tourism -- there's also LauncherOne, which delivers satellites into orbit after being dropped from a "mothership" aircraft. Virgin Galactic says that the rocket will be built a mere 30 minutes from Los Angeles at...
After losing thousands of aerospace jobs in recent years, Long Beach received good news Thursday when Virgin Galactic announced that it would build its new satellite-launching rocket in the city.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is opening a facility in Long Beach to build and design the company’s new satellite-launching space vehicle.
Spaceport America, a 28-square-mile complex in the southern New Mexico desert, was supposed to be rocketing tourists into space. But after the crash in October of Virgin Galactic's spaceship during a test flight, plans for sending tourists into space has been halted for at least a year. Show More Summary
After a deadly crash last year
Virgin Galactic CEO says space tourism plans are on track now, and testing will take off again this year.
After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane crashed during its fourth powered flight test last year, but they're still in the space tourism game, and a second SpaceShipTwo is nearing completion.
Fatal crash made billionaire founder question whether it's "really worth it"
B2B: Programmatic video firm Virool is promoting itself by promising to send a marketer into space when the Virgin Galactic service gets going. That is proving to be a popular notion among marketers, and perhaps even more so among those subject to their marketing, as there is no explicit mention in the materials about a return [...]
One committed passenger says he and his fellow space tourists are 'a little bit crazy' and 'not inside the box.'
The famed entrepreneur reflects on the Virgin Group's performance this year.
The private space tourism company has hired former White House official Richard DalBello.
Of all the major news stories that have broken during my lifetime, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo disaster in late October was the first that made people eager to hear my opinion of a big event.
Space travel is fraught with danger and peril. Which is why it should never be considered as a joyride for the wealthy.
Over the last four decades, Richard Branson has turned music retailer Virgin Records into a global conglomerate that includes Virgin airlines, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Mobile and dozens of enterprises under that brand. Now anyone else...Show More Summary
Falling from 10 miles up, with no spacesuit on, in air that's 70 degrees below zero and so thin you can hardly draw breath…Conditions were not ideal for Peter Siebold, a test pilot flying on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two, to survive. Show More Summary
The Virgin Galactic website has been relaunched, and makes a dignified, respectful, deeply moving and encouraging case for opening the experience of sub orbital (and eventually orbital) space flight to far more of us than has so far been possible. But there are, in the aftermath of the loss of Virgin Space Ship Enterprise and [...]