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Virgin Galactic

Sirisha Bandla — the Indian-origin woman who flew with Richard Branson into space

Born in Guntur and brought up in Texas, Bandla is the third Indian-origin woman to head to space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams

12 Jul 2021 2:17 PM

UAE’s Mars mission delayed again due to bad weather

Named Al-Amal or ‘Hope’, the probe is the first-ever Arab space mission now set to be launched on coming Friday

16 Jul 2020 8:48 AM

Space tourism to be a reality any day now

Virgin Galactic moves to new a base, re-locating pilots and engineers, entering the 'home stretch' toward commercial space flights.

11 May 2019 1:17 PM

Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

Branson has said he hopes to be the first passenger on a commercial flight in 2019.

13 Apr 2019 9:55 AM

Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

During The 90-minute flight passengers will be able to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the Earth’s curvature.

10 Apr 2019 9:23 AM


Virgin Galactic sends three humans to space

The spacecraft spent a few minutes in microgravity, proving the safety, comfort and feasibility of the spaceflight for passengers.

27 Feb 2019 11:05 AM

Branson's Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

The reusable SpaceShipTwo craft previously flew to an altitude of more than 51 miles in December 2018.

24 Feb 2019 10:48 AM

Blue Origin to make 10th flight test of space tourist rocket

The liftoff is scheduled for 8:50 am Central time (1450 GMT) from a Texas launchpad.

23 Jan 2019 10:17 AM

Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as next year.

14 Dec 2018 12:06 PM

Virgin Galactic to launch people into space in future

The plan is to build a new passenger spaceplane and launch it from a future Grottaglie Spaceport in Italy.

08 Jul 2018 3:51 PM


2nd powered test flight for Virgin Galactic spaceship

VSS Unity fired its rocket motor for 31 seconds and climbed to an altitude of 114,500 feet.

30 May 2018 8:07 AM

Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

The spaceship climbed steeply and went supersonic — Mach 1.87 — during the 30-second rocket burn.

06 Apr 2018 8:56 AM