Virgin Galactic is truly gearing up for commercial trips to space. The company announces the relocation of their spaceflight activities to Spaceport America in New Mexico, the first spaceport in the world specially built for spaceflights.
Space May 11, 2019
Richard Branson has announced Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceplane successfully completed its fastest glide flight to date. This means Branson is well on his way to making his dreams of going to space a reality.
Space January 15, 2018
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
Startup company Boom has teamed up with Virgin Group's Virgin Galactic to design and manufacture supersonic passenger planes. Affordability will be among the top priorities for the project, which is still in its early stages.
FUTURE TECH March 24, 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
Virgin Galactic has unveiled a new flight suit ahead of the unveiling of its latest space ship. These suits, however, don't look like your average Virgin products and feature a classy black look rather than the expected red and purple.
FUTURE TECH January 14, 2016
Virgin Galactic has added an aircraft to its fleet called Cosmic Girl. The Boeing 747-400 will be an airborne platform to launch satellites for the LauncherOne.
Space December 7, 2015
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
Virgin Galactic reports that it had successfully test fired its NewtonThree rocket engine at the company's facility in Mojave, California. The experimental rocket engine will be used to launch LauncherOne spacecraft into orbit.
Space October 1, 2015
The NTSB will release a full report on its investigation behind last year’s Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two crash, Tuesday. Officials said the crash was potentially caused by co-pilot error, leading to the co-pilot’s death. The agency meeting will be webcast live.
Space July 30, 2015
The NTSB has released its findings into the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last October.
FUTURE TECH July 28, 2015
A pilot from Virgin Galactic recalls the incidents that occurred during the fatal crash of their airship in October 2014. He particularly pays tribute to his colleague, who died in the accident.
Space June 4, 2015
Google and investment company Fidelity will now own about 10 percent of SpaceX. The deal may boost the plans of both Google and SpaceX to provide low-cost access to the Internet to still disconnected parts of the world.
Business January 21, 2015
The OneWeb system is a low Earth orbit constellation of satellites that will bring high-speed Internet and telephone communications to people around the globe.
Internet January 17, 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
Industry experts believe that the fatal explosion of SpaceShipTwo is not likely to have a long-term negative impact on Virgin Galactic and the space tourism industry.
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
NASA is working with private companies to improve space travel. Masten Space Systems, UP Aerospace, Paragon Space Development Corporation and Virgin Galactic have all been awarded contracts.
Internet Culture September 10, 2014
Virgin Galactic is set to launch the first spaceflight before 2014 ends. The company has partnered with a local hotel and caterer in New Mexico to serve the astronauts in training.
FUTURE TECH July 8, 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
Google continues to push out into space. Now, reports suggest the company has purchased a minority stake of Virgin Galactic to move forward on its extra-Earth endeavors.
FUTURE TECH June 13, 2014
Google takes another stab at space with new rumors circulating that it plans to buy a minority stake in Virgin Galactic, a company that plans to take tourists into space.
Business June 13, 2014
Virgin’s Richard Branson set out on to find the child who inspired him to create Virgin Galactic. The lucky child, now an adult, gets to witness an upcoming spaceflight.
Space April 13, 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
Virgin Galactic will accept Bitcoin. What next?
Business November 23, 2013
Lady Gaga is going to space and you aren't. Let that sink in.
Life November 11, 2013