Articles about Virgin Galactic

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.

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin secures FAA license for manned missions

15 Jul 2021

Technology
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin secures FAA license for manned missions

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.

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 Galactic unveils next-generation SpaceShip III commercial spaceflight vehicle

31 Mar 2021

Technology
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

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.

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.

Virgin Orbit in partnership to build a spaceport in UK

17 Jul 2018

World
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

Technology
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

Technology
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

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.