The FAA granted Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic operating license for its SpaceShipTwo craft. The license may eventually pave way for commercial flights that will bring tourists to low Earth orbit.
Space August 3, 2016
Virgin Galactic assures that its new Spaceship Unity is much safer than its predecessor. The spaceflight company has tweaked a few safety features inside the new spaceship.
Space February 22, 2016
Virgin Galactic returns to the scene with the unveiling of its SpaceShipTwo. The launch came more than a year after the tragic 2014 crash during one of the company's test flights.
Space February 20, 2016
With the second version of the SpaceShipTwo unveiled, Virgin Galactic is back in the game. Even after a few setbacks after the events of 2014, the company is still serious about making space tourism a reality.
Space February 19, 2016
Roughly one year after its SpaceShipTwo disintegrated and claimed the life of a pilot, Virgin Galactic is now back on track with its project. The private spaceflight company is gearing up to unveil a new version of the spaceship in early 2016, with tests to begin shortly after.
FUTURE TECH November 4, 2015
The NTSB has released its findings into the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last October.
FUTURE TECH July 28, 2015
Virgin Galactic is scrapping its five ocean dive plans with its DeepFlight Challenger, which was supposed to bring aquanauts to the bottom of the ocean. A statement from the submarine's builder hinted why.
Animals December 16, 2014
Virgin Galactic head says crash of SpaceShipTwo won't stop company from going ahead with space tourism plans. New vehicle will be ready in a few months, CEO George Whitesides promises.
Space November 14, 2014
SpaceShipTwo pilot Peter Siebold survived the Oct. 31 crash that killed his co-pilot Mike Alsbury. In an interview with NTSB investigators, the 43 year old pilot relayed how he managed to stay alive.
Space November 13, 2014
Peter Siebold, the only survivor of the SpaceShipTwo crash on October 31, has shared his story with the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash may have been caused in part by co-pilot Michael Alsbury unlocking a braking mechanism too early.
Space November 12, 2014
Virgin Galactic starts to experience the negative effects of the fatal SpaceShipTwo crash last month. The company revealed that about two dozens of its passengers have already asked for a refund.
Space November 11, 2014
As the probe on the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo continues, the cockpit video is giving NTSB investigators hints on what possibly caused the fatal accident.
FUTURE TECH November 5, 2014
No one was more surprised than Virgin Galactic when the SpaceShipTwo crashed. Now according to the NTSB, pilot error may have caused the problem that brought the aircraft down.
Space November 5, 2014
George Whitesides, the CEO of Virgin Galactic, said that the company plans to push through with work on the second rocket plane despite the explosion of the SpaceShipTwo that left one pilot dead. The second spacecraft could be ready by next year once the NTSB probe has concluded.
Space November 4, 2014
Officials investigating the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash now have a reason for the tragedy that killed one pilot and caused severe injuries in another: the spacecraft's tail deployed too early.
Geek November 3, 2014
After the costly disaster with Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which is supposed to bring tourists to space, exploded during a test flight on Oct. 31.
Space November 3, 2014
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are combing the wreckage of SpaceShip Two, in the first federal investigation by the NTSB into a fatal spaceship accident.
Space November 2, 2014
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson vows to continue with dream of taking people into space. Remarks follow fatal accident during test flight of space tourism craft SpaceShipTwo.
Space November 2, 2014
Virgin Galactic space "tourism" plane suffers malfunction of test flight, crashes in desert. Officials confirm one pilot killed, one injured.
Space October 31, 2014
Virgin Galactic may soon see an investment from search company Google. Will that help Richard Branson's space venture get off the ground?
June 17, 2014
Tickets to space are now up for sale on Virgin Galactic website, and flights will be departing before the end of the year. Who gets to sit next to Angelina Jolie?
Space February 11, 2014
Virgin's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft has set a new altitude record in its very first test flight of this year.
FUTURE TECH January 12, 2014