Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Sends Three People to the Edge of Space. Flights with Paying Customers Around the Corner Now

Virgin Galactic has reached another milestone in their fight test program. The VSS Unity spacecraft carried a third crew member…

2 years ago

Virgin Galactic Performs the Second Test of VSS Unity, Reaching Mach 1.9

Virgin Galactic recently conducted its second successful powered test flight of the VSS Unity, bringing the company one step closer…

3 years ago

Stephen Hawking Is Going To The Edge Of Space

Professor Stephen Hawking has been offered, and has accepted, a trip into sub-orbital space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Spacecraft.

4 years ago

Universe Today’s Top 10 Space Stories of 2014

It seems a lot of the space stories of this year involve spacecraft making journeys: bouncing across a comet, or…

6 years ago

Virgin Galactic Crash Survivor Didn’t Know Re-Entry System Was Turned On Prematurely

The surviving co-pilot of the Virgin Galactic crash was unaware that SpaceShipTwo's re-entry system was unlocked prematurely during the flight…

6 years ago

Update: NTSB Confirms SpaceShipTwo feathering was Prematurely Unlocked

In a Monday afternoon press conference, acting NTSB chairman Christopher Hart confirmed that the safety lock on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo¬†feathering…

6 years ago

NTSB Discovers Possible Pilot Error in SpaceShipTwo Investigation

In a press conference at the Mojave Air and Sport Port Sunday evening, acting NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart revealed preliminary…

6 years ago

Update: One Survivor, One Fatality in Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Flight Accident

Officials from Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites have confirmed one of the pilots was killed and another was injured in…

6 years ago

BREAKING: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Suffers ‘In-flight Anomaly,’ Crashes in Test Flight

According to reports on Twitter, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded in midflight, and debris was seen scattered on ground in the…

6 years ago

Touchdown! Virgin Spacecraft Prototype Soars Over Mojave, Testing Re-Entry System

Virgin Galactic has finished yet another stepping-stone to its first commercial spaceflight. The New Mexico-based company sent SpaceShipTwo aloft on…

7 years ago