Home » Features » Airlines » Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic

About Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic is a company within Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group which plans to provide sub-orbital spaceflights to the paying public, along with suborbital space science missions and orbital launches of small satellites. Further in the future Virgin Galactic hopes to offer orbital human spaceflights as well.

Virgin Galactic in News

30,000 Global Paying Customers Are Using Virool to Promote Their Video Advertisements
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - Advertising Week NYC -- Virool, the fastest growing video distribution platform for marketers, today announced that it has promoted videos for more than 30,000 global paying customers

Aviation Network`s Inaugural 2014 Fly-In to be Held at Alpine Airport in Wyoming on September 5th to 7th - Video News Alert Summary on
Vancouver, BC, May 9, 2014 - The Aviation Network, comprised of 700 members of the Young President`s Organization is holding its inaugural 2014 Fly-In at the Alpine Airport in Wyoming, known as the newest and most majestic fly-in community in North America. This exclusive private event (www.FlyInAlpine

Matt Argall Draws Inspiration From Richard Branson
Richard Branson, a world-renowned businessman and multi-billionaire, announced in an interview this week that his latest project, Virgin Galactic, will very likely be ready to send up tourists into space by this fall. Making commercial space flights a reality has been Branson's dream for many years. After more than 10 years it looks like this dream will now come true in September

Development Capital Group Discusses the Future of Bitcoin and Who Is Opposing It
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - February 07, 2014) - When Development Capital Group went to the North American Bitcoin Conference we met with many of the leading people in the industry on cryptocurrencies, and received a lot of opinions on the future of the market

94% of Americans Feel That NASA and the US Space Program Should Be Maintained: Only 8% Think It Should Be Fully Publicly Funded
According to the latest YouGov Omnibus research, 94% of adult Americans surveyed feel it is important that NASA and the US space program are maintained. Men are more likely to have strength in the opinion with one in three (32%) stating it is extremely important for the United States to maintain NASA compared with one in four (23%) women.

ProActive Capital Group Sponsors TEDxWallStreet 2013 to Spread "Filling the Void" Ideas on Wall Street
ProActive Capital Group (PCG), a leading capital market advisory and communications firm, announced today that it is sponsoring the second annual TEDxWallStreet not-for-profit conference

AGI Software Selected by Virgin Galactic
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities, today announced that Virgin Galactic is using its Systems Tool Kit (STK) Aircraft Mission Modeler (AMM) software to create realistic simulated flight paths for WhiteKnightTwo, a jet-powered heavy-lift aircraft designed by Scaled Composites

Brit company treating tourists to round-trips to moon for 100m pounds
A British company is offering seats to adventurers who are willing to go the extra mile on a historic journey to the moon.

Virgin Galactic's first commercial spaceship to test-fly this year
Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is planning to test-fly its first spaceship beyond the Earth's atmosphere this year, with commercial suborbital passenger service to follow in 2013 or 2014, company officials have announced.

Playboy and Virgin Galactic envision strip club in space
The popular adult-magazine company, Playboy, has teamed up with the space tourism company Virgin Galactic in fantasizing a Playboy Club in space - a sprawling sci-fi inspired depiction of fun and games on a huge private space station.

Charlize Theron wants to travel to space
Charlize Theron has admitted that she would love to go into space, but thinks it would be very expensive.

Justin Bieber wants to be an astronaut
Justin Bieber has revealed his desire to become an astronaut and said that he would consider joining Ashton Kutcher on his trip into space.

Angelina Jolie pilots prop plane from California airport
Angelina Jolie gave new meaning to the term 'jet setter' as she flew a small prop plane from Van Nuys airport in California on Friday.

Ashton Kutcher 'thrilled' to become Virgin Galactic's 500th astronaut
Ashton Kutcher is set to become the 500th space traveller to take a voyage on Virgin Galactic.

Cowell wants to send singing talent show winner to space
Simon Cowell has revealed that he wants to launch the winner of 'Britain's Got Talent' into space with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic organisation.

Beyonce and Jay-Z to make first video in space
Beyonce Knowles and her rapper hubby Jay-Z want to make the first music video in space.

From the Fax Machine to Facebook, ERA Real Estate Reflects on 40 Innovations That Changed the Industry
An outsider might think that freeways, fax machines, and Facebook have nothing in common, but real estate agents and brokers know these innovations have played a critical role in advancing the real estate industry since its formal beginnings in the 1800s.

Soon, telescope to look at cosmos from surface of moon
A telescope could soon be able to make celestial observations from the surface of moon for the first time, a new study has revealed.

EADS/Airbus and Boeing Confirm Position as Foundation Partners for Global Aerospace Summit 2012
EADS/Airbus and Boeing, the two largest Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) in the world, have confirmed their positions as foundation partners of Global Aerospace Summit 2012 to be held in Abu Dhabi from 16th- 19th April.

Virgin Galactic space tourism could begin in 2013
Virgin Galactic has said that its first passenger flights will not occur before 2013.

World's first commercial spaceport is now 90 pct complete, first flights in 2013
Phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport, which will be the hub for Virgin's consumer space flights, is now 90 percent complete.

'Star Trek' fan Prince Harry wants to be 1st royal in space
Prince Harry is apparently planning to be the first royal to go into space and even wants to enter Nasa space training.

Now, 450 people embarking on 200,000- dollar space tour 70 miles above Earth
The world's first space tourists, including an eclectic mix of celebrities, scientists, and entrepreneurs are set to embark on a two-and-a-half hour space ride costing 200,000 dollars (123,000 pounds).

Soon, massive plane to carry passengers to space
The co-founder of Microsoft has announced his plans of building a massive space plane that will be able to fly cargo and eventually people into orbit.

Richard Branson opens world's first commercial spaceport
Business tycoon Sir Richard Branson has added another accomplishment to his list of gigantic achievements by constructing the first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport.

How about a 17-day trip around the moon and back by 2015
If you are ready to fork out millions of dollars for an unusual vacation then the moon might just be the place.

Festival of Media Asia 2011 Sparks Dialogue over the Challenges and Opportunities in Asia
The Festival of Media Asia, the first Asian iteration of the acclaimed festival of media creativity and innovation was a rousing success

Comment on this story