Richard Branson

Richard Branson and Friends Reach the Edge of Space, and Lived to Tell About it!

Richard Branson just returned form the edge of space to announce that a new era of space exploration is upon…

3 months ago

Richard Branson will fly on SpaceShipTwo this weekend. Welcome to the New (Edge of) Space Race!

On Sunday, July 11th (weather permitting), Richard Branson will become the first billionaire to go to space, beating Jeff Bezos…

3 months ago

Virgin Galactic Wins FAA’s OK to Fly Space Passengers: Which Billionaire Will Go First?

Virgin Galactic says it's received the Federal Aviation Administration's go-ahead to fly customers on its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, marking a…

4 months ago

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches a Batch of Satellites From an Airplane

Virgin Orbit has successfully tested its new air-launch system (LauncherOne) that will deliver small satellites to orbit in the near…

9 months ago

Virgin Orbit Shows off its “Launcher One”, a Rocket Carried by an Airplane

The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created headlines with…

3 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.

5 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…

7 years ago

Black Sky: Virgin’s Spaceship Carrier Takes To Air For 150th Time

As Virgin Galactic gets ready for its first space test of SpaceShipTwo -- a feat widely expected to take place…

7 years ago

Do You Know 80s Kid Who Inspired Virgin Galactic? Branson Asks For Help Ahead Of First Spaceflight

As Virgin Galactic aims for a spaceflight this year, founder Richard Branson is asking the public to help track down…

8 years ago