Richard Branson: News

26 Apr 2023


Singapore executes Indian-origin man for supplying cannabis 

Singapore hanged an Indian-origin man convicted of drug trafficking on Wednesday despite calls from the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations to reconsider the execution.

31 Mar 2023


Virgin Orbit's turbulent times: What led to the shutdown 

Virgin Orbit, the Richard Branson-owned satellite company that almost launched Western Europe's first orbital satellite, is shutting down operations "for the foreseeable future."

10 Jan 2023

United Kingdom

UK's first satellite fails to reach orbit due to 'anomaly'

The UK and Western Europe's first attempt to launch a satellite from its soil failed after an "anomaly" prevented it from reaching orbit on Tuesday.

04 Oct 2021

Hyperloop One

Hyperloop in India, Saudi Arabia much sooner than you think

On the sidelines of the Dubai Expo 2020 that kicked off on October 1, Emirati multinational logistics company DP World's CEO and Virgin Hyperloop Chairman, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said that Hyperloop could become a reality in several parts of the world before this decade ends.

29 Sep 2021

Bill Gates

'Lot to do on Earth,' Bill Gates on space tourism

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday criticized space tourism, saying rather than exploring space for recreational activities, "we have a lot to do here on Earth."

12 Sep 2021

Virgin Galactic

Defective flight control system part delays Virgin Galactic's Unity 23

Richard Branson-led Virgin Galactic has been forced to postpone its first commercial research flight named Unity 23. The cause of the delay has been reported to be a manufacturing defect in the flight control actuation system.

13 Jul 2021

Elon Musk

Elon Musk purchases ticket for Virgin Galactic flight to space

Did you think that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson are at odds with each other just because they run rival space exploration companies?

11 Jul 2021

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson flies to space aboard VSS Unity!

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft carried by VMS Eve has successfully lifted off from Spaceport America in New Mexico at around 8:10 pm IST.

05 Jul 2021

Space News

Everything to know about Virgin Galactic's Indian-origin astronaut Sirisha Bandla

Following in the footsteps of legendary astronauts Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, and Sunita Williams, Indian-origin aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla is all set to fly to space.

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.

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.

01 Dec 2018

Space News

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.

13 Oct 2018

Blue Origin

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.

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.

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.

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.

08 Feb 2017

Barack Obama

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.

11 Jan 2017

Barack Obama

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".

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.