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A 27-year-old University of Arizona law student won the "Space Race 2012" contest today, earning him a free ride to space.
Richard Branson the famed owner of Virgin Galactic announced the 500th ticket for a Virgin Galactic flight.
Virgin Galactic, an arm of Richard Branson’s British conglomerate Virgin Group, is planning to test fly its first spacecraft beyond the Earth’s atmosphere this year, with commercial passenger service to follow within two years, company officials reported Monday.
Virgin Galactic is becoming more active in the commercial space industry by moving staffers to its New Mexico spaceport location.
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and renowned aerospace engineer Burt Rutan unveiled a plan on Tuesday to build the world’s largest plane to launch cargo and astronauts into space.
Virgin Galactic and U.S. officials dedicated the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport on Monday.
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.
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...