Stories tagged: Virgin Galactic
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
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, 11:38 a.m.
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, 6:41 p.m.
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, 8:51 p.m.
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
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, 2:28 p.m.
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, 12:45 p.m.
Virgin Galactic has conducted another unpowered test flight of its space tourism spacecraft over the Southern California desert.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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, 2:30 p.m.
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 …