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Virgin Galactic, NASA Ink Space Transportation Deal
2011-10-15 04:57:41

NASA has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic to use the Richard Branson-founded company's spacecraft and southern New Mexico spaceport for suborbital flights, various media outlets reported Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the deal will allow the U.S. space agency to charter a flight from the company onboard SpaceShipTwo, and contains options for two additional flights. If the option is picked up for all three flights, it would net Virgin Galactic a total of $4.5 million....

2011-10-12 16:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Zero today issued an international call to action - urging world leaders to cut spending on nuclear weapons and reprioritize funds towards vital services at a time when the global economy is in financial crisis. The group is meeting at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library today on the 25th anniversary of the historic Reykjavik Summit when Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev nearly agreed to eliminate all nuclear weapons....

2011-10-06 12:33:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 11-12, the 25th anniversary of the historic Reykjavik Summit when Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev astonished the world by nearly agreeing to eliminate all nuclear weapons, 100 eminent international leaders will gather at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to call on heads-of-government to revitalize this vision and initiate the first in history multilateral negotiations for the elimination of nuclear weapons....

2011-10-03 14:54:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, launches its second annual Ads Worth Spreading initiative, as announced by TED Curator Chris Anderson from the IAB MIXX Conference stage in New York today. Agencies, brands, producers and individuals are invited to submit work that expresses a clever, compelling or infectious idea. TED will open submissions on October 15, 2011 and close on December 31, 2011. During this time, six teams of two...

2011-09-26 05:15:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On both sides of the world, the movement to ban the trade and sale of shark fin products has gained an impressive roster of noteworthy supporters including Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsey, Richard Branson, Yao Ming, Mario Batali, Edward Norton, and Chinese billionaire Zhang Yue. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/SF74607) In California, WildAid, NRDC, and The Humane Society...

2011-09-14 13:43:00

ITASCA, Ill. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo, the world's leading provider of in-flight connectivity and an innovator in in-flight entertainment, and Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic travel, today announced at the 2011 Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Expo in Seattle that Virgin America will be the first airline to offer Gogo's next generation ATG-4 service. Gogo's ATG-4 service will significantly enhance the ATG network and...

2011-09-08 09:00:00

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, September 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new facility committed to growing entrepreneurship in the Caribbean region welcomed its first intake of 14 young entrepreneurs today. The Centre is operated by Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, and Virgin Holidays, the UK's number one long haul holiday company. It will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with a launch pad for their businesses and a platform for job creation across the...

2011-08-25 13:46:00

ASPEN, Colo., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ted Turner, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Sir Richard Branson have joined together to help launch OceanElders to help put ocean conservation at the forefront of the global agenda. The newly formed non-profit organization brings together global leaders to use their wide range of experience and influence, supported by science and data, to pursue the protection of the ocean's habitat and wildlife. Joining Mr. Turner, Dr. Earle and Sir Richard Branson as...

2011-08-22 08:59:00

LONDON, August 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Limited Edition can confirm that in the early hours of this morning, a fire took place on Necker Island causing substantial damage to the Great House. Whilst the cause at this stage is unknown it is thought most likely due to a lightening strike. Whilst substantial damage was caused to the building no guests or members of the Necker Island staff were hurt. Sir Richard Branson, members of his family and guests were on island at the...

2011-06-30 06:04:00

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean closed earlier this month and, after attracting over 5,000 visits to the Centre's website, 20 hopefuls have now been invited to attend a special assessment day with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Unite on 4th July 2011, to demonstrate if they have what it takes to be the 'Caribbean Richard Branson'. The Centre, a collaboration between Virgin Unite, the...


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Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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