Virgin Galactic

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.

18 hours ago

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)

NM Governor Signs Space Travel Liability Bill

Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday signed into law liability-waiving legislation aimed at saving the state’s nearly quarter-billion-dollar investment in a futuristic spaceport and retaining its anchor tenant, British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

04/02/2013

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.

07/11/2012

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