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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic

Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight

Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California.


Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

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

Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says

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 conducts 9th unpowered test flight

Virgin Galactic has conducted another unpowered test flight of its space tourism spacecraft over the Southern California desert.


Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

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 …


Charles Krauthammer: Private enterprise takes initiative in space

Musk, Bezos and others freeing space flight from NASA bureaucracy.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 31, 2014

SpaceShipTwo crash in Mojave kills one test pilot, leaves second pilot injured

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 …