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Virgin Galactic Ready to Return to Flight Testing After Deadly SpaceShipTwo Crash
Virgin Galactic unveiled its new SpaceShipTwo vehicle this afternoon, marking the company's return to flight testing after a 2014 crash killed one pilot and left another seriously injured. The spacecraft made its debut this afternoon at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, where it was
Virgin Galactic to Unveil New Passenger Spacecraft
The company hopes SpaceShipTwo will eventually take tourists to the edge of space.
Cause of Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Crash Revealed
NTSB investigators say the crash in the Mojave Desert was caused by premature moving of the spacecraft's tail wings.
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Pilot Recalls Chilling Moment of Accident
The Virgin Galactic pilot who miraculously parachuted to safety after SpaceShipTwo disintegrated over the Mojave Desert last year felt as though something was trying to rip his helmet off as he fell to the ground. Peter Siebold’s interview was included in a release today by National Transportation
Richard Branson Reimagines Hotel Rooms for Women
Billionaire is expanding his Virgin empire with a hotel chain that caters to the female traveler.
Virgin Group Says Its Year-Long Maternity, Paternity Leave Policy Will Come to U.S.
Virgin Group's new generous family leave policy introduced by founder Sir Richard Branson today, including 12 months of paid leave for new dads, may come to its other management office in the U.S. after all. While this new policy applies to Virgin's 140 employees in its management offices in London
Signing Up for a Mission to Mars, and Planning to Never Return
Kellie Gerardi is training for the mission of her life, one from which she might never return. Gerardi is one of thousands of applicants vying for a trip to Mars, courtesy of an audacious new company called Mars One. Only 100 potential astronauts will be finalists, but there’s a pretty massive
Google's Billion Dollar Bet on SpaceX and a Space-Based Internet
The great Internet space race is shaping up to be a wild ride. SpaceX confirmed today it raised $1 billion in financing from Google and Fidelity, which will help the company push ahead with its plan to create a space-based global Internet service. "Space-based applications, like imaging satellites,
The Year in Space: From Tragedy to Triumph
2014 has been a year of picture-perfect, out-of-this-world moments and incredible firsts in space exploration. The European Space Agency landed a probe on a speeding comet and NASA celebrated a successful maiden voyage of "America's spacecraft," Orion. Among the triumphs, there was also tragedy.