Articles about Virgin Galactic
12 Sep 2021Technology
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.
15 Jul 2021Technology
Although Richard Branson beat Blue Origin to space with the Unity 22 mission, just days before Jeff Bezos's maiden voyage to space, his company Blue Origin has been authorized by the US's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space.
13 Jul 2021Business
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 2021Technology
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 2021Technology
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.
31 Mar 2021Technology
SpaceX competitor Virgin Galactic has unveiled the VSS Imagine, the latest in its fleet of spacecraft primarily designed for commercial tourism.
07 Mar 2020Technology
Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.
01 Dec 2018Technology
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 2018Technology
Gear up, space tourists! Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is just weeks away from reaching space.
17 Jul 2018World
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.
13 Jul 2018Technology
Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.