Employees sit in a mock-up of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which will carry six passengers and two pilots into low Earth orbit. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Virgin Atlantic To Resume Rocket-Powered Test Flights

Virgin Galactic says it will resume tests on its SpaceShipTwo with a more efficient solid rocket fuel.


British billionaire Richard Branson poses for photographs in the window of a replica of the Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 11, 2012. (Photo Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / GettyImages)

Branson Gets Kids On Board For First Space Flight

The first space flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture will be a family affair: The billionaire adventurer says he will be joined by his adult children.