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Boeing's Aurora to build Virgin Galactic spaceship carrier plane

July 07, 2022 7:51 pm

Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Science will build Virgin Galactic's new twin-fuselage carrier plane that will ferry its next-generation spaceship toward space.

US bars Virgin Galactic rocket plane flights pending mishap probe

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.

Explained: What tourists can expect to pay to go to space

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.

Is Jeff Bezos an astronaut now?

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.”

Suborbital flight: Fast enough to reach space, not stay there

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.

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson set to win space race against Jeff Bezos

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.

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight at 6:30 PM IST: How to watch live

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.

Branson vs Bezos: Two billionaires race to ride their own rockets into space

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.

Virgin Galactic unveils new spaceport mission control

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.

Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

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.