Articles about Richard Branson

This company couldn't find paying billionaires for trip to space

26 Oct 2021

Technology
This company couldn't find paying billionaires for trip to space

Were you praying you would witness the day no billionaire wanted to pay for a trip to space? Well, that day is here.

Hyperloop in India, Saudi Arabia much sooner than you think

04 Oct 2021

Technology
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.

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

29 Sep 2021

Business
'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."

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

12 Sep 2021

Technology
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.

Elon Musk purchases ticket for Virgin Galactic flight to space

13 Jul 2021

Business
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?

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

11 Jul 2021

Technology
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.

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

05 Jul 2021

Technology
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.

Richard Branson will travel into space on July 11

02 Jul 2021

Technology
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.

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

18 Jan 2021

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

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched 10 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

Technology
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

Technology
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

Technology
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

Technology
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

World
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

World
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

Technology
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

Technology
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

India
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

Technology
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

Business
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

India
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

Technology
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
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

India
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

World
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

World
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

World
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

World
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

World
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

Business
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

Entertainment
Virgin CEO Richard Branson survives a bike crash

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