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Want to See Inside a Spaceship? Virgin Unwraps SpaceShipTwo Interior on July 28
Want to See Inside a Spaceship? Virgin Unwraps SpaceShipTwo Interior on July 28

3 Jul 2020, 15:21 UTC / Virgin Galactic to show a detailed look at the interior of the SpaceShipTwo meant for civilian trips to space at the end of the month

 
Virgin Galactic to Help NASA Send Civilian Space Travelers to the ISS
Virgin Galactic to Help NASA Send Civilian Space Travelers to the ISS

22 Jun 2020, 13:25 UTC / International Space Station to accept private citizen expeditions and government-enabled scientific research missions, Virgin tasked with finding customers

 
Virgin Spaceship Flies for Three Hours Attached to Carrier Plane
Virgin Spaceship Flies for Three Hours Attached to Carrier Plane

17 Feb 2020, 15:51 UTC / Carrier plane VMS Eve helps the VSS Unity reach its new home in the New Mexico desert, the aptly named Spaceport America

 
Second Virgin Spaceship Can Now Carry Its Own Weight
Second Virgin Spaceship Can Now Carry Its Own Weight

9 Jan 2020, 16:50 UTC / The yet unnamed craft deployed its main landing gear for the first time and the ship is now capable of supporting its own weight

 
The Fuselage of Virgin’s New Spaceship Gets One of Its Tanks
The Fuselage of Virgin’s New Spaceship Gets One of Its Tanks

3 Dec 2019, 12:20 UTC / Virgin Galactic announced the second spaceship in its lineup has received the Main Oxidiser Tank (MOT) at the beginning of December

 
Virgin Galactic Now Trains Civilians to Fly to Space
Virgin Galactic Now Trains Civilians to Fly to Space

17 Nov 2019, 08:59 UTC / Virgin says it first customers, who had to pay around $250,000 for a ticket to space, have already been through “a number of flight preparation activities,”

 
This Is Richard Branson Wearing a Blue Under Armour Spacesuit
This Is Richard Branson Wearing a Blue Under Armour Spacesuit

18 Oct 2019, 14:20 UTC / The collection revealed this week comprises a base layer, spacesuit, footwear, training suit, and limited edition astronaut jacket

 
Boeing Buys into Virgin Galactic with $20 Million Investment
Boeing Buys into Virgin Galactic with $20 Million Investment

8 Oct 2019, 15:01 UTC / Airplane manufacturer and NASA partner Boeing is investing $20 million in Richard Branson's space company, Virgin Galactic

 
Virgin Galactic to Fly Italian Air Force Specialists to Space for Experiments
Virgin Galactic to Fly Italian Air Force Specialists to Space for Experiments

3 Oct 2019, 15:32 UTC / Three Italian Air Force researchers will be flown into space by Virgin Galactic in 2020, the first time government employees go to space in a private spacecraft

 
This Is Virgin Galactic’s Second Spaceship
This Is Virgin Galactic’s Second Spaceship

18 Sep 2019, 09:16 UTC / Just like the Unity, the new and still-unnamed ship will launch horizontally at 50,000 feet (15 km) from the underbelly of a two-bodied carrier aircraft

 
Virgin Galactic Now Working on Second Spaceship
Virgin Galactic Now Working on Second Spaceship

1 Aug 2019, 15:59 UTC / Virgin Galactic says it completed the systems installation and main structure build of the wing of their second - or third - spaceship

 
Virgin Galactic to Become World’s First Publicly Listed Space Company
Virgin Galactic to Become World’s First Publicly Listed Space Company

9 Jul 2019, 12:18 UTC / Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson announces the company's plan to go public later this year, making it the first space entity to do so

 
Virgin Galactic Moving Staff and Spaceships to  Spaceport America in New Mexico
Virgin Galactic Moving Staff and Spaceships to Spaceport America in New Mexico

13 May 2019, 13:05 UTC / Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the comapny will begin operations at the New Mexico Spaceport America this summer

 
Range Rover Astronaut Edition By SVO Is Not Your Average Luxury SUV
Range Rover Astronaut Edition By SVO Is Not Your Average Luxury SUV

10 May 2019, 13:53 UTC / If you're one of the folks who paid $250,000 to go into space with Virgin Galactic, then you're entitled to buy the Astronaut Edition of the Range Rover

 
Virgin Galactic Astronaut Becomes First Woman to Get Commercial Astronaut Wings
Virgin Galactic Astronaut Becomes First Woman to Get Commercial Astronaut Wings

10 Apr 2019, 15:31 UTC / Virgin Galactic astronauts, including chief instructor Beth Moses received the Commercial Astronaut Wings from the Federal Aviation Administration

 
Virgin Galactic Flies to Space Again, Breaks Down Barriers
Virgin Galactic Flies to Space Again, Breaks Down Barriers

25 Feb 2019, 14:51 UTC / Virgin Galactic’s chief astronaut instructor, Beth Moses, is the first to float freely in space onboard a commercial spaceship

 
Virgin Galactic Readies for New Supersonic Flight with NASA Payloads On Board
Virgin Galactic Readies for New Supersonic Flight with NASA Payloads On Board

20 Feb 2019, 09:04 UTC / This fifth powered flight will be close to a full commercial weight, as the Unity will be carrying NASA Flight Opportunity program research payloads

 
Elon Musk Says a Trip to Mars Could Be Cheaper than a House on Earth
Elon Musk Says a Trip to Mars Could Be Cheaper than a House on Earth

14 Feb 2019, 15:50 UTC / Musk says that should the volume of people going to the Red Planet be sufficient, a ticket could cost “less than $500k & maybe even below $100k.”

 
VSS Unity’s Rocket Motor Enters the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
VSS Unity’s Rocket Motor Enters the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

11 Feb 2019, 12:41 UTC / The CTN used on VSS Unity has a weight of 3,000 pounds and generates 320 kN of thrust, along with a burn duration of 60 seconds

 
Under Armour to Make Spacesuits for Virgin Galactic Astronauts
Under Armour to Make Spacesuits for Virgin Galactic Astronauts

25 Jan 2019, 09:07 UTC / Virgin Galactic said Under Armour has been tasked with creating the space wear needed for the company’s passengers and pilots