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# virgin-galactic - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew fly to edge of space
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Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic crew fly to edge of space

Updated Jul 11th 2021, 4:59 PM 54,808 Views 74 Comments

Branson is the first owner-astronaut to take part in a mission.

# virgin-galactic - Friday 2 July, 2021

Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic
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Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:56 AM 16,916 Views 28 Comments

The billionaire businessman will test the ‘private astronaut experience’ during his flight this month.

# virgin-galactic - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans
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Virgin Galactic successfully launches shuttle in step towards space tourism plans

May 22nd 2021, 7:15 PM 17,685 Views 13 Comments

The shuttle, with two pilots on board, took off and landed today.

# virgin-galactic - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
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Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

Dec 13th 2018, 10:55 PM 23,062 Views 35 Comments

“This is a momentous day and I could not be more proud of our teams,” Richard Branson said.

# virgin-galactic - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Virgin Galactic is expecting to launch its first space mission 'within weeks'
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Virgin Galactic is expecting to launch its first space mission 'within weeks'

Oct 9th 2018, 7:54 PM 11,399 Views 16 Comments

Richard Branson says that the company is ‘more than tantalisingly close’.

# virgin-galactic - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut
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Richard Branson is training to become an astronaut

May 26th 2018, 11:41 AM 6,726 Views 20 Comments

Branson says he has increased his fitness training by playing tennis four times a day.

# virgin-galactic - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth
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Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth

Nov 13th 2014, 8:03 AM 10,998 Views 6 Comments

Pilot Siebold has now been discharged from hospital.

# virgin-galactic - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

"I respect you enormously normally" - Richard Branson gets testy with Channel 4's Jon Snow
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"I respect you enormously normally" - Richard Branson gets testy with Channel 4's Jon Snow

Nov 4th 2014, 8:33 AM 15,871 Views 38 Comments

The Virgin founder was asked about levels of risk at Virgin Galactic.

Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...
# The Final Frontier
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# The Final Frontier

Meet the tech giants hoping to launch you into space...

Nov 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,718 Views 2 Comments

Richard Branson has said he will not “push on blindly” in the wake of Friday’s fatal crash. The Virgin founder isn’t the only businessman in the commercial space flight race…

# virgin-galactic - Monday 3 November, 2014

Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"
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Virgin Galactic spaceship broke apart after a descent device "prematurely deployed"

Nov 3rd 2014, 9:39 AM 6,669 Views 4 Comments

The initial suspicions come as allegations of poor safety practices are being made.

# virgin-galactic - Friday 31 October, 2014

One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight
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One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight

Oct 31st 2014, 6:52 PM 19,564 Views 19 Comments

The SpaceShipTwo was conducting a test flight over California.

# virgin-galactic - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet
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# Space Bound

Ashton Kutcher wants to be a space cadet

Mar 20th 2012, 3:40 PM 2,724 Views 11 Comments

Richard Branson revealed that the actor is the latest addition to his Virgin Galactic space flight on his blog.

# virgin-galactic - Monday 17 October, 2011

Virgin Galactic opens world's first spaceport in New Mexico
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Virgin Galactic opens world's first spaceport in New Mexico

Oct 17th 2011, 3:08 PM 1,448 Views 13 Comments

The company, which aims to become the world’s first commercial spaceline, plans to launch its first space flight within a year.

# virgin-galactic - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts From TheJournal.ie
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Fly me to the moon: Virgin Galactic on hunt for pilot-astronauts