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  • Virgin Galactic restarts space-trip sales at $450,000 and up Aug 06, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Virgin Galactic restarts space-trip sales at $450,000 and up

    The space-tourism company said Thursday it is making progress toward beginning revenue flights next year. It will sell single seats, package deals and entire flights.

  • Storyboard | Can marketers conquer Space? Jul 29, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Storyboard | Can marketers conquer Space?

    Brands have gone to Space before, but a new age of Space travel and tourism could provide more opportunities to hitch a ride.

  • Want a free ride to space? Virgin Galactic is giving away 2 free seats; here is how to win Jul 15, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Want a free ride to space? Virgin Galactic is giving away 2 free seats; here is how to win

    Have you ever wished to travel to space? Virgin Galactic spaceflight is making dreams come true. Here is how.

  • New Space Race: Did Richard Branson really travel to 'space', and how the flight stacks up against Jeff Bezos' Jul 13, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    New Space Race: Did Richard Branson really travel to 'space', and how the flight stacks up against Jeff Bezos'

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has claimed that unlike, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic 'Unity' spacecraft, its ‘New Shepard’ is designed to fly above the Kármán line that 'defines space'.

  • Richard Branson joins Virgin Galactic test flight. Here’s how his journey went Jul 12, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Richard Branson joins Virgin Galactic test flight. Here’s how his journey went

    Fresh from the experience, Richard Branson took to Twitter to share his thoughts and called the experience "more magical than I ever imagined"

  • Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic's crew successfully completes flight to space Jul 11, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic's crew successfully completes flight to space

    Richard Branson is back on Earth after becoming the first person to blast off in his own spaceship. Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles over the New Mexico desert.

  • Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic prepare for July 11 spaceflight: What we know about the mission Jul 05, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic prepare for July 11 spaceflight: What we know about the mission

    If Richard Branson is able to complete the mission before July 20, he is likely to beat fellow billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the new space race.

  • Meet Sirisha Bandla, the Indian-American astronaut flying to space with Richard Branson aboard Virgin Galactic flight Jul 03, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Meet Sirisha Bandla, the Indian-American astronaut flying to space with Richard Branson aboard Virgin Galactic flight

    Sirisha Bandla was born in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur and grew up in Texas. She started working at Virgin Galactic in 2015.

  • Winning bidder paid $28 million for ticket to space with Jeff Bezos Jun 14, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Winning bidder paid $28 million for ticket to space with Jeff Bezos

    In addition to the winning bidder, who was not identified, and Bezos, passengers will include Bezos’ brother, Mark Bezos, and a fourth still-unnamed astronaut. The auction winner’s name will be released in roughly two weeks, according to a video on Blue Origin’s website.

  • With SpaceX, Blue Origin taking people into outer space, who is an astronaut? May 26, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    With SpaceX, Blue Origin taking people into outer space, who is an astronaut?

    Astronauts, amateur astronauts, space tourists, space sightseers, rocket riders, spaceflight participants - what is the correct descriptor for people who buy a seat into space?

  • All you need to know about SPAC–the latest vehicle for fund raising in the US Dec 22, 2020 09:56 AM IST

    All you need to know about SPAC–the latest vehicle for fund raising in the US

    For retail investors, SPAC offers an opportunity to invest in a company at the pre-IPO stage, an area which was the domain of private equity players and big investors

  • Virgin Galactic, NASA to develop programme for private missions to space station Jun 22, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Virgin Galactic, NASA to develop programme for private missions to space station

    As part of its agreement with the Johnson Space Center, the space tourism company will identify entities keen to buy private missions and develop training packages, as well as aid in transportation, on-orbit and ground resources.

  • This billionaire is training hard to go to space 'in months' May 28, 2018 05:52 PM IST

    This billionaire is training hard to go to space 'in months'

    Branson owns a space tourism company Virgin Galactic. He has been investing in the company since 2004 to make commercial space tourism a thing

  • Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic Oct 27, 2017 08:21 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic

    The announcement on the sidelines of an investment summit in Riyadh comes nearly a month after the Virgin Group founder said he would invest in the kingdom's Red Sea project that aims to turn 50 Saudi islands into luxury tourism destinations.

  • Spaceport - Will They Come? Sep 27, 2012 01:54 PM IST

    Spaceport - Will They Come?

    New Mexico Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson says it will be New Mexico's Sydney Opera House. Virgin Galactic Chairman Richard Branson...

  • Branson gets kids on board for first space flight Jul 11, 2012 06:15 PM IST

    Branson gets kids on board for first space flight

    British mogul Richard Branson says he and his two children Holly and Sam will be on the first space flight

  • Can space elevators be reality in 2100? Michio Kaku replies Sep 08, 2011 02:35 PM IST

    Can space elevators be reality in 2100? Michio Kaku replies

    Yes, says physicist Michio Kaku. As can human-friendly artificial intelligence

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