Sir Richard Branson has agreed to sell shares worth around 500 million US dollars (£405 million) in his Virgin Galactic space business to raise funds for his struggling airline and leisure businesses.
Virgin Galactic’s spaceship VSS Unity has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America as the company moves towards commercial operations.
Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said.
More than a third of Britons believe humans will inevitably have to live in space due to the Earth becoming increasingly uninhabitable.
Virgin Galactic has said the world’s first specifically designed commercial spaceport is “operationally functional”.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is to become the first publicly traded company for human space travel after it announced a merger with a major investment vehicle.
Space exploration has long been confined to highly-trained astronauts but more ordinary people could be blasting off within a few years – albeit, extremely wealthy ordinary people.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket plane into space for the first time.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is preparing to take the long-awaited step of trying to fly its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.
Virgin Galactic said their space tourism rocket plane could reach “space altitudes” for the first time as early as Thursday.
Virgin Galactic has conducted the second rocket-powered test flight of its tourism spaceship in the skies over California.
Sir Richard Branson has hailed a successful first powered test flight of Virgin Galactic’s new space tourism rocket.
Virgin Galactic, the spaceflight arm of Richard Branson’s firm, has launched a phone and virtual reality-friendly website with Microsoft’s browser, Edge.
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy made history by becoming the world’s most powerful rocket in operation as it blasted off from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre carrying a red sports convertible and playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Sir Richard Branson watched on as Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo successfully glided through its first free-flying test, more than two years after a man was killed when the first aircraft crashed.