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Virgin Galactic will join up with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to look at carrying scientific instruments on board one of its space tourism vehicles to gather data on climate change.
THE mothership which will launch the first space tourists into the atmosphere was unveiled yesterday by Sir Richard Branson in California.
By ALICIA CHANG MOJAVE, Calif. -- The space tourism race marked a milestone Monday as British mogul Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace designer Burt Rutan waved to a crowd from inside the cabin of an exotic jet that will carry a passenger spaceship to launch altitude.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- introNetworks, creators of smart social networks, will soon make history when it builds and launches a social network for Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline.
Britainâ€™s billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson plans to conduct a wedding ceremony 70 miles above the earthâ€™s surface. The event will take place next year on the initial Galactic sub-orbital flight, and will make Branson the first man to marry a couple in space.
With its imminent commercial space launch scheduled for 2010, Richard Bransonâ€™s Virgin Galactic announced plans on Thursday to authorize the construction of five more crafts to carry prospective clients into space.
On Wednesday, Virgin's Richard Branson unveiled a model of the spaceship he hopes will be the first to take paying passengers into space on a regular basis.
New Mexico officials have set the ground work to lease part of its commercial spaceport to Virgin Galactic as a base for its space tourism company.
British entrepreneur Richard Branson on Thursday unveiled an interior mock-up of the suborbital spaceship that his company plans to use to take paying passengers into space.