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Virgin Galactic Space Plane

Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic Will 'Not Push On Blindly' After Crash

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson on Saturday cast doubt on the future of his commercial space tourism company. A day after the pilot of a Vi...

Virgin Galactic Space Ship Crashes During Test Flight

The Huffington Post | David Freeman and Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane crashed during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert this afternoon, the company said. A report...

WATCH: Spaceliner Passes Key Test

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A stunning new video lets viewers ride along on last-week's record-breaking test flight of Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceliner SpaceShipTwo. The ...

WATCH: Tail-Cam Captures Awesome Views Of Space Plane Flight

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Science

From Stephen Hawking to Justin Bieber, scores of celebrities are raring to go to space by 2014. But for those of us who don't have $250,000 to shell o...

Tom Cruise Believes In Aliens & Wants To Go To Space

Posted 04.04.2013 | Celebrity

Tom Cruise stars in "Oblivion" as a veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources after an alien invasion some 60 years earlier -- a concept...

To Infinity...And Beyond!

Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel

There's soon to be a new man on the moon. Ashton Kutcher became Virgin Galactic's 500th customer on Monday, CEO Sir Richard Branson blogged. Bra...

Private Spaceflight Venture Gears Up For First Passenger Flights

Posted 02.09.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — This year is key for Virgin Galactic's bid to become the first commercial spaceliner service, as rocket-powered flights of its...

By Richard Branson

Richard Branson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Richard Branson

Space tourism may seem like an excuse for joy rides for the rich, but in reality it's the start of a new and vital private sector industry that will help develop safer, cheaper and cleaner space travel and result in technology that will lead to broader innovation and discovery.

WATCH: Inside Virgin Galactic's Unfinished Spacecraft

Posted 05.31.2011 | Travel

Sir Richard Branson's long-awaited spacecraft is finally getting the finishing touches needed before it can head into orbit (the spacecraft has alread...

Virgin Galactic's Space Plane Unveiled To The Public (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Todd Richmond, Associated Press Writer OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of earthlings turned their faces to the sky Monda...