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Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

18 Jan 2021

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched ten satellites into orbit on Sunday in a successful test of its key air-launched rocket.

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

09 Nov 2020

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop created history on Sunday after successfully completing the world's first human passenger ride in a hyperloop pod at its DevLoop test facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

07 Mar 2020

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.

How Indian scammers stole $2 million using Bill Gates' quotes

28 Jun 2019

How Indian scammers stole $2 million using Bill Gates' quotes

Thanks to the Bitcoin boom, Indians have started recognizing the lucrative prospects of cryptocurrencies.

Want world's largest plane? It "just" costs $400 million

15 Jun 2019

Want world's largest plane? It "just" costs $400 million

Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane by wingspan, is up for sale for a whopping $400 million.

MacKenzie Bezos to donate half her $35bn fortune to charity

29 May 2019

MacKenzie Bezos to donate half her $35bn fortune to charity

MacKenzie Bezos (48), the ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (55), has become the newest billionaire to sign The Giving Pledge - a philanthropy group of the world's wealthiest people.

US 'sex slave' guru goes on trial: Details here

08 May 2019

US 'sex slave' guru goes on trial: Details here

The trial of Keith Raniere, the leader of a suspected sex cult NXIVM (pronounced Nexium), began in New York on Tuesday.

Virgin Galactic could send astronauts to space by Christmas

01 Dec 2018

Virgin Galactic could send astronauts to space by Christmas

If all goes well for Virgin Galactic, the Richard Branson-owned company might end up sending people to space this year itself - by Christmas.

Virgin Galactic's first manned spaceflight is just weeks away: Branson

13 Oct 2018

Virgin Galactic's first manned spaceflight is just weeks away: Branson

Gear up, space tourists! Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is just weeks away from reaching space.

This plane runs on bio-fuel made by 500 families

27 Aug 2018

This plane runs on bio-fuel made by 500 families

In a first-of-its-kind experiment for India, SpiceJet flew India's first biofuel-powered flight from Dehradun today morning.

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

13 Jul 2018

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.

Bill Gates' $1bn-fund makes first investment in energy storage startups

14 Jun 2018

Bill Gates' $1bn-fund makes first investment in energy storage startups

Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the $1 billion fund launched by millionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and George Soros in 2016 to create new energy technologies and fight climate change, is finally making its first investment.

Mumbai-Pune journey through the hyperloop? Might be possible soon!

15 May 2018

Mumbai-Pune journey through the hyperloop? Might be possible soon!

If British billionaire Richard Branson had his way, Indians would soon be making a Mumbai-Pune journey in sci-fi mode: through a high-speed hyperloop.

6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking

14 Mar 2018

6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died today at his Cambridge home. He was 76.

Mumbai to Pune in 20mins: Hyperloop will make this happen

19 Feb 2018

Mumbai to Pune in 20mins: Hyperloop will make this happen

Soon, the travel time between Mumbai and Pune will be cut down to just 20 minutes from the current three hours. This would be made possible by building a hyperloop transportation system.

PM Modi inaugurates Global Investors' Summit in Maharashtra

18 Feb 2018

PM Modi inaugurates Global Investors' Summit in Maharashtra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Global Investors' Summit at the 'Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018' conference at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla complex.

Obama's retirement plan: Might appear for jury duty in Illinois

29 Oct 2017

Obama's retirement plan: Might appear for jury duty in Illinois

Former US President Barack Obama has reportedly been summoned for jury duty in Cook County, Illinois. According to a court official, Obama does plan on serving.

Obamas book to be published worldwide

14 Mar 2017

Obamas book to be published worldwide

Sources said that the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama, would be launched globally. However, the book titles and dates have not been made public yet.

Obamas sign book deal with Penguin worth $60m

01 Mar 2017

Obamas sign book deal with Penguin worth $60m

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House.

Recently retired Obama takes Caribbean vacation, learns kite-surfing

08 Feb 2017

Recently retired Obama takes Caribbean vacation, learns kite-surfing

We've all been wondering what former US President Barack Obama's been up to since Donald Trump took office.

Barack Obama bids adieu to presidency with his farewell speech

11 Jan 2017

Barack Obama bids adieu to presidency with his farewell speech

The 44th President of USA gave his farewell speech in Chicago and began by saying "it was good to be home".

SoftBank chief pumps $1 billion into space start-up

20 Dec 2016

SoftBank chief pumps $1 billion into space start-up

SoftBank's chief executive Masayoshi Son has invested $1.2 billion into the satellite broadband start-up OneWeb, according to reports.

Virgin CEO Richard Branson survives a bike crash

27 Aug 2016

Virgin CEO Richard Branson survives a bike crash

British tycoon Richard Branson suffered face injuries in a bike accident in the British Virgin Islands.