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Richard Branson Crashes His Bike Hard in Triathlon, Credits Helmet With Saving His Life
Richard Branson Crashes His Bike Hard in Triathlon, Credits Helmet With Saving His Life

11 Nov 2021, 08:10 UTC / Branson was rushing downhill on his bike during charitable multi-discipline challenge when his brakes failed, and he stopped by crashing into a fellow rider

 
Watch the Virgin Spaceship Drop From a Plane and Shoot Up to Space Like a Pro
Watch the Virgin Spaceship Drop From a Plane and Shoot Up to Space Like a Pro

25 May 2021, 13:35 UTC / Over the weekend, Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity completed its third flight, the first from the Spaceport America in New Mexico

 
Next Virgin Galactic Test Flight Postponed Once More, Coming May at the Earliest
Next Virgin Galactic Test Flight Postponed Once More, Coming May at the Earliest

28 Feb 2021, 16:27 UTC / Virgin Galactic still doesn't seem to have gotten to the bottom of a problem VSS Unity experienced back in December, postpones test fllght once more.

 
Adults-Only Scarlet Lady Won’t Set Sail This April, Virgin Voyages Announces
Adults-Only Scarlet Lady Won’t Set Sail This April, Virgin Voyages Announces

17 Mar 2020, 07:15 UTC / Richard Branson says health is a priority, so the dates for the showcase and inaugural sailing, as well as maiden voyage of Scarlet Lady are pushed back

 
Virgin Launches First Adults-Only Cruise Ship Scarlet Lady
Virgin Launches First Adults-Only Cruise Ship Scarlet Lady

23 Feb 2020, 04:02 UTC / Carrying more than 2,700 passengers and 1,100 crew, the ship will go into operation in April, and is the first of the three planned vessels for Virgin Voyages

 
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

 
Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl Airplane Drops LauncherOne in Successful Test
Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl Airplane Drops LauncherOne in Successful Test

11 Jul 2019, 11:59 UTC / Virgin Orbit conducts its first drop test of the LauncherOne using the modified Boeing 747-400 aircraft called Cosmic Girl as a launch platform

 
Virgin Galactic First Flight to Space Imminent
Virgin Galactic First Flight to Space Imminent

12 Dec 2018, 10:27 UTC / Flight will test new limits for altitude, air speed, loads, and thermal heating and it might also reach space for the first time

 
UFO Sightings in Ireland Prompt Investigation by Irish Aviation Authority
UFO Sightings in Ireland Prompt Investigation by Irish Aviation Authority

15 Nov 2018, 16:35 UTC / Two pilots from different companies report seeing bright lights moving at increased speeds during commercial flights, the IAA is looking to determine what they

 
Virgin Unveils 760 MPH Hyperloop One Pod in Dubai
Virgin Unveils 760 MPH Hyperloop One Pod in Dubai

27 Feb 2018, 09:22 UTC / Abu Dhabi Road Transport Authority and Hyperloop One revealed the first production version of the system's transport pod.

 
The Aircraft That Might Get Justin Bieber & Co to Space Is Officially Introduced
The Aircraft That Might Get Justin Bieber & Co to Space Is Officially Introduced

22 Feb 2016, 14:35 UTC / After a two-year period of revisions on its sub-orbital flying aircraft, Virgin Galactic is returning with an improved SpaceShipTwo

 
Virgin Joins Formula E
Virgin Joins Formula E

6 Dec 2013, 09:46 UTC / British-based team Virgin Racing has announced it will be competing in the new all-electric FIA Formula E championship after signing an agreement with series promoters Formula E Holdings. Backed ...

 
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 ...

 
Space Ship Over Golden Gate Bridge
Space Ship Over Golden Gate Bridge

7 Apr 2011, 09:02 UTC / Seen from below and from afar, it looks like the bodies of three different planes linked together by one humongous wing. Seen from inside the Virgin group of companies, the craft, called WhiteKnight...

 
Ecclestone to Push for 10 F1 Teams in New Concorde Agreement
Ecclestone to Push for 10 F1 Teams in New Concorde Agreement

17 Mar 2011, 08:10 UTC / Although there are still a couple of years to go before a new Concorde Agreement is signed in Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone is already thinking out loud on some of the themes he'd like to approa...

 
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...

 
Virgin Pushes for Commercial Space Vehicles
Virgin Pushes for Commercial Space Vehicles

16 Dec 2010, 13:03 UTC / The race is heating up in the brand new industry called commercial space flights. With Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic leading the way for a future when space flights for civilians are withi...

 
Branson to Play Stewardess for AirAsia after Losing Bet
Branson to Play Stewardess for AirAsia after Losing Bet

15 Nov 2010, 09:33 UTC / Prior to the start of the 2010 Formula One season, one interesting bet was made between two team bosses. Being that there were no chances in hell that those two teams were ever going to battle for t...

 
Spaceship Production Plant Breaks Ground
Spaceship Production Plant Breaks Ground

10 Nov 2010, 08:43 UTC / The result of a joint collaboration between Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Scaled Composites, The Spaceship Company (TSC) is getting ready to take its place at the forefront of civilian sp...

 
Spaceport America Runway Inaugurated
Spaceport America Runway Inaugurated

23 Oct 2010, 10:15 UTC / Dreamers can now safely say that humanity has entered a new age. Just as announced yesterday, the world's first spaceway, a two-mile long stretch of tarmac called Governor Bill Richardson Space...