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Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings became the first space-tourism business to go public as it began trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange with a market value of about $1 billion.
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights.
Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert.
Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm.
British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday toward offering thrill rides into the low reaches of space for paying passengers, with the company immediately starting to move personnel and space vehicles from California to a launch and landing facility in the New Mexico desert.
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.
A few months after another successful test flight over the Mojave Desert, billionaire Richard Branson says his space company, Virgin Galactic, might be out among the stars in a matter of weeks.
Virgin Galactic has conducted another unpowered test flight of its space tourism spacecraft over the Southern California desert.
Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture’s research and development site outside Seattle.
Musk, Bezos and others freeing space flight from NASA bureaucracy.
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.