Virgin Galactic: News

26 May 2023

Space News

Virgin Galactic's space ride costs Rs. 3.7 crore 

Virgin Galactic successfully completed its final suborbital test flight, called Unity 25, on Thursday.

25 May 2023

Space News

What Virgin Galactic's final test flight means for space exploration

California-based space tourism company Virgin Galactic is gearing up for a crucial mission today. The company will launch its final crewed test flight, dubbed Unity 25, into suborbital space.

12 Sep 2021

Richard Branson

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.

15 Jul 2021

Jeff Bezos

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.

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

Richard Branson

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.

31 Mar 2021

Space News

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.

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.

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.

13 Jul 2018

Blue Origin

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.

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.

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.