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British billionaire Richard Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.
FARNBOROUGH, England - Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced "LauncherOne," a new air-launched rocket specificall
FARNBOROUGH, England - As one of the world's leading aviation marketplaces, the Farnborough International Airshow is usually an opportunity for airline executives to reach for their checkbooks.
Sir Richard Branson has said his venture to launch paying tourists into space has netted its 500th customer - US actor Ashton Kutcher.
MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. - Just over fifty years ago, an historic competition for the first pilots to fly into space yielded the Mercury Seven astronauts.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce the appointment of former NASA executive Michael P. Moses as the Vice President of Operations.
Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's company that hopes to be taking tourists into space within a couple of years, has shown the inside of its spacecraft to the media for the first time.
Space just got one step closer. Sir Richard Branson's private space tourism operator Virgin Galactic has appointed its first chief executive as it gears up for commercial operations.
Enter at your own risk - or so should read a sign on the door of every passenger spaceship in the future.
Manchester City football clubowner Sheikh Mansour has added space travel to his diverse portfolio of businesses by buying 32 per cent of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
LANARKSHIRE, UK (August 21, 2008) - Space travel will become reality for people from all walks of life when Virgin Galactic launches its public flights into space.
Future thrill-seekers will ride a sleek spacecraft berthed under a massive, twin-boom mothership to the fringe of space in a design unveiled Wednesday by Virgin Galactic. The SpaceShipTwo spacecraft and its WhiteKnightTwo carrier will begin initial tests this summer to shakedown the novel spaceflight system designed by aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan and his firm Scaled Composites.