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Virgin Galactic unveils next-generation SpaceShip III commercial spaceflight vehicle

31 Mar 2021

Virgin Galactic unveils next-generation SpaceShip III commercial spaceflight vehicle

SpaceX competitor Virgin Galactic has unveiled the VSS Imagine, the latest in its fleet of spacecraft primarily designed for commercial tourism.

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.

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.

Virgin Orbit in partnership to build a spaceport in UK

17 Jul 2018

Virgin Orbit in partnership to build a spaceport in UK

Richard Branson-owned Virgin Orbit, a spin-off of space tourism venture Virgin Galactic, has announced a partnership with Cornwall Airport Newquay, UK, to build a spaceport that will offer rocket launches, as well as passenger airline services simultaneously.

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.

SpaceX to send two paying customers to the moon

28 Feb 2017

SpaceX to send two paying customers to the moon

Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company plans to send two people beyond the moon in late 2018.

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.