Richard Branson: News

11 Apr 2024


Inside Richard Branson's private island; rent worth $118K per night

In 1979, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson of the Virgin Group acquired a piece of the British Virgin Islands for a mere $120,000.

Epstein had 'sex tapes' of Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew: Witness

The fresh tranche of unsealed court documents in a defamation lawsuit case involving late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein revealed he recorded "sex tapes" involving prominent people.

22 Dec 2023

Hyperloop One

Richard Branson-backed Hyperloop One is shutting down

Hyperloop One, a start-up once supported by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is set to close its doors on December 31, Bloomberg reports.

21 Dec 2023

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic's 6th commercial spaceflight to launch on January 26

Virgin Galactic will launch its sixth commercial spaceflight, called Galactic-06, on January 26, 2024.

28 Nov 2023

Sustainable Travel

World's first long-haul flight powered by recycled fuel launches today 

Virgin Atlantic is gearing up for a groundbreaking flight from London to New York, powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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.

02 Jul 2021

Jeff Bezos

Richard Branson will travel into space on July 11

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days.

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.

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.