WATCH: Virgin Galactic celebrates as tourism rocket ship reaches space

2018-12-14 12:32

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket plane into space for the first time.

Virgin Galactic disaster exactly 2 years ago inspires Branson in SA

2016-10-31 20:25

It was exactly two years ago that Richard Branson had to face one of his biggest ever set-backs: his R6.7trn Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship exploded over California's Mojave Desert, killing one pilot.

Virgin boss hits out after safety warning claim

2014-11-03 19:13

Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson has hit out against hurtful critics and self-proclaimed experts after a rocket scientist said that the company had ignored safety warnings.

Branson shocked by crash

2014-11-01 08:04

The crash by Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft on a test flight in California has raised questions about its future.

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes third test flight

2014-01-13 10:00

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spacecraft aiming to make the world's first commercial suborbital spaceflights later this year, conducted its third rocket-powered test flight.

Space tourism won't hurt environment

2013-05-13 12:15

Richard Branson said that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.


Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

2018-04-07 07:49

Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.

New 'Hope' spaceship restoring Virgin Galactic

2014-11-06 14:06

The hangar that housed Virgin Galactic's ill-fated SpaceShipTwo has an empty space, but at a manufacturing plant just down the road technicians are back at work putting together an identical sister ship.

Crash won't halt space tourism

2014-11-02 12:00

The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes

2014-10-31 21:07

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has crashed during a test flight.

SpaceShipTwo flies again

2013-09-06 21:05

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its 2nd rocket-powered supersonic test flight.

Virgin Galactic spaceship flies

2013-04-29 22:25

Virgin Galactic's spaceship has made its first powered flight, going supersonic in a test over California.

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