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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Branson’s Virgin Galactic space venture starts trading on NYSE

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 …

Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism

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.

Space-tourism biz Virgin Galactic going public after merger

Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm.

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Space-tourism dream edges toward reality in New Mexico

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 …