September 03, 2021 10:19 am
The FAA confirmed on Wednesday that it was investigating a deviation in the descent of the flight of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane that carried British billionaire Richard Branson to the edge of space on July 11.
August 06, 2021 6:37 pm
Apart from Virgin Galactic, companies including Virgin Atlantic, SpaceX, XCOR Aerospace, Blue Origin and Armadillo Aerospace are working on providing space tourism services to people.
July 27, 2021 2:05 pm
On the same day that Bezos made his trip to space, the FAA added a new requirement for the astronaut wings: “Demonstrated activities during flight that were essential to public safety, or contributed to human spaceflight safety.”
July 13, 2021 8:35 am
With Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos kicking off private space flight, several companies are looking for customers wanting to go on suborbital or even orbital journeys.
July 11, 2021 7:43 pm
The 70-year-old entrepreneur behind Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Records still looks set to beat Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the ultimate space race between some of the world's richest men.
July 11, 2021 8:14 pm
Virgin Galactic's Unity 22 mission is the company's 22nd test flight of the spacecraft and fourth crewed mission.
July 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Branson is due to take off on July 11 from New Mexico and Bezos departs on July 20 from West Texas.
August 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Space tourism takes another step towards reality with Virgin Galactic's mission control center. The facility aims to connect paying customers to the business of space travel before launching them into the final frontier.
April 11, 2019 10:16 pm
Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the US aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s rocket plane to evaluate the customer experience in February.
February 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Carrying a third crew member on board for the first time, a Virgin Galactic spacecraft has touched the edge of space for the second time in three months, achieving the highest speed and altitude to date, the US-based company claimed.
February 20, 2016 7:59 pm