Stories tagged: virgin galactic
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
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.
Tue., July 9, 2019
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
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
Virgin Galactic has conducted another unpowered test flight of its space tourism spacecraft over the Southern California desert.
Wed., March 9, 2016
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 …
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016
Musk, Bezos and others freeing space flight from NASA bureaucracy.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
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 …