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Virgin Galactic’s Founder Richard Branson to Become Elon Musk’s Competitor
Virgin Galactic’s Founder Richard Branson to Become Elon Musk’s Competitor

20 Mar 2015, 10:09 UTC / The 64-year old businessman has reiterated his choices and entered the Formula E game recently. It turns out it's not just for the high speed thrill

 
Jeremy Clarkson: Mourn the Loss of Your Pilot and then Carry On
Jeremy Clarkson: Mourn the Loss of Your Pilot and then Carry On

12 Nov 2014, 12:00 UTC / Top Gear’s star Jeremy Clarkson believes people should stop complaining about Richard Branson’s ambition to make his commercial space flight service a success, even though Virgin Galacti...

 
Virgin Galactic Loses 20 of Its Customers after the SpaceShipTwo Crash
Virgin Galactic Loses 20 of Its Customers after the SpaceShipTwo Crash

7 Nov 2014, 17:07 UTC / Even though Virgin Galactic’s founder Richard Branson stated the company will continue to work towards its commercial launch goals, it seems last month’s tragic accident was quite a big ...

 
Land Rover Reveals New Details of Its Virgin Galactic Competition
Land Rover Reveals New Details of Its Virgin Galactic Competition

7 Oct 2014, 08:54 UTC / Land Rover has recently revealed a new video showing fans what it would be like to actually win the company’s competition, through which four friends will get the chance to travel to space on ...

 
This Is How You Ride a Spaceship Back to Earth without Leaving the Planet
This Is How You Ride a Spaceship Back to Earth without Leaving the Planet

8 Sep 2014, 14:56 UTC / While Elon Musk’s Space X Falcon rocket just lifted off with communications satellite and Virgin Galactic keeps getting reservations, it’s pretty obvious the 21st century is all about sp...

 
Land Rover Will Send Four Adventurers to Space for Free
Land Rover Will Send Four Adventurers to Space for Free

4 Sep 2014, 15:55 UTC / As part of promoting their new Discovery model around the world, Land Rover has recently announced the first competition through which four aspiring astronauts will get the chance to take a trip wit...

 
Lady Gaga to Marry on Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Trip to Space
Lady Gaga to Marry on Virgin Galactic’s First Commercial Trip to Space

22 Aug 2014, 17:01 UTC / Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flight, the first commercial trip to space scheduled to take place next year, will reportedly also be a very special one for the music industry. Lady Gaga...

 
Virgin Galactic: One Step Closer to the Edge of Space
Virgin Galactic: One Step Closer to the Edge of Space

2 Jun 2014, 09:48 UTC / The privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS (Public Joint Stock Company) have recently signed a key agreement wit...

 
SpaceShipTwo 'Feathers' Re-Entry Test
SpaceShipTwo 'Feathers' Re-Entry Test

19 May 2011, 09:55 UTC / Another obstacle in the race for Virgin Galactic to become the first company in the world to offer regular trips to space has been overcome in the beginning of the month, when Virgin's test pil...

 
SpaceShipTwo Makes Longest Flight to Date
SpaceShipTwo Makes Longest Flight to Date

23 Apr 2011, 08:34 UTC / The testing of the craft that is likely to become the first ever privately-built space machine, the SpaceShipTwo, is continuing at a fast pace in the Mojave Desert. Last week, the space craft was su...

 
Virgin Galactic Looking for Space Pilots
Virgin Galactic Looking for Space Pilots

12 Apr 2011, 09:10 UTC / Now this is an announcement that is sure to cause some agitation... Virgin Galactic, the company in the Richard Branson empire that will be in charge with creating the world's first commercial ...

 
Spaceport Authority Gets New Director
Spaceport Authority Gets New Director

5 Mar 2011, 09:23 UTC / When the news of Sir Richard Branson building a spaceport in New Mexico surfaced a few years ago, most of the world just thought: another whim of an eccentric billionaire. They probably thought the ...

 
First Virgin Civilians in Space: Scientists
First Virgin Civilians in Space: Scientists

28 Feb 2011, 15:08 UTC / The plans the eccentric Sir Richard Branson has to be the first to put civilians into outer space is closer and closer to becoming a reality. Virgin Galactic, the company put in charge with this aud...

 
Buzz Aldrin Endorses Private Space Vehicles
Buzz Aldrin Endorses Private Space Vehicles

21 Dec 2010, 06:35 UTC / For the past year or so, we have witnessed the growth of a brave new industry. Spearheaded by Virgin Galactic, one of the many companies owned by Sir Richard Branson, the race for the creation of a ...

 
Spaceport America Runway Completed
Spaceport America Runway Completed

22 Oct 2010, 13:17 UTC / Richard Branson will enter history today, and perhaps the visionaries of the past decades will see their dreams beginning to come true. Work on the first runway of the world's maiden purpose-bu...

 
SpaceShipTwo, Zefram Cochrane Would Be Proud
SpaceShipTwo, Zefram Cochrane Would Be Proud

2 Jul 2010, 15:14 UTC / Shortly after man learned it is not impossible for him to take to the skies, the simple act of getting off the ground and sailing through the winds has become obsolete. Flying through clouds or abov...

 
Virgin Sells Part of Virgin Galactic to Buy F1 Team
Virgin Sells Part of Virgin Galactic to Buy F1 Team

2 Dec 2009, 10:08 UTC / Virgin Group apparently sold some of its worldwide operations in order to become team owners in the Formula One Championship. Now that Brawn GP has been taken over by Mercedes-Benz, Sir Richard Bran...

 
Schumacher Books Virgin Galactic Ride for $200,000
Schumacher Books Virgin Galactic Ride for $200,000

10 Aug 2009, 08:57 UTC / With everyone talking and talking about Michael Schumacher's return to Formula One two weekends from now, the man certainly needs a break from all that tension. After undergoing some intense fi...