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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, 6:41 p.m.

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, 8:51 p.m.

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, 2:28 p.m.

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, 12:45 p.m.

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, 2:30 p.m.

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 …