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FAA Grants Virgin Galactic License For SpaceShipTwo Craft That Will Carry Tourists To Space

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

This Is How Virgin Galactic Makes Its Spaceship Unity Safer

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's SpaceShipTwo Returns After 2014 Tragic Crash

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

Virgin Galactic Rolls Out New SpaceShipTwo Space Tourism Rocket

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

Virgin Galactic To Unveil New Spaceship In February 2016: The Second SpaceShipTwo

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

NTSB Finds Lack Of Protections For Human Error To Blame For Virgin Galactic Crash

The NTSB has released its findings into the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last October.

FUTURE TECH July 28, 2015

Richard Branson Has Put DeepFlight Challenger Project 'On Ice' For Now

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 CEO: Space Tourism Industry Presses On

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

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash: Surviving pilot had a miraculous escape - Here's why

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

Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot shares harrowing story

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 SpaceShipTwo crash threatens to crush space tourism dream: Passengers seek refund

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

What really caused Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo to crash during test flight? Here are some theories

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

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash due to pilot error: NTSB

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

SpaceShipTwo crash will not deter Virgin Galactic from developing 2nd rocket plane

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

Faulty tail deployment caused Virgin Galactic crash

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

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo explodes during test flight: What really happened

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

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two test flight crash prompts NTSB probe

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 SpaceShipTwo crash a huge setback for commercial space travel: Richard Branson speaks out

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 spaceship suffers 'anomaly' during flight, crashes. One pilot reported killed.

Virgin Galactic space "tourism" plane suffers malfunction of test flight, crashes in desert. Officials confirm one pilot killed, one injured.

Space October 31, 2014

Google wants a piece of Virgin Galactic. Space tourism will never be the same again

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

Richard Branson will send you into space as early as this year... for a price

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 Galactic SpaceShipTwo sets new altitude record

Virgin's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft has set a new altitude record in its very first test flight of this year.

FUTURE TECH January 12, 2014

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