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Richard Branson plans to build `satellite constellations` to provide internet access to all
Richard Branson plans to build `satellite constellations` to provide internet access to all

After venturing into space business, Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, is now pouring money into OneWeb, a satellite-internet company owned by former Google Satellite executive Greg Wyler.

Honeymooning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie rescued by Richard Branson
Honeymooning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie rescued by Richard Branson

Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie revealed on Tuesday that he and his new wife were helped by British entrepreneur Richard Branson after running into trouble while sailing on their honeymoon.

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic committed to safety of private astronauts
Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic committed to safety of private astronauts

In the wake of the Galactic's unfortunate SpaceShipTwo disaster, Richard Branson has reaffirmed his commitment towards safety of the astronauts as he continues to work on his dream to facilitate private space travel.

Virgin Racing`s Sam Bird wins in Formula E Malaysia ePrix
Virgin Racing`s Sam Bird wins in Formula E Malaysia ePrix

Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird put up a superb performance Saturday to clinch victory in the Formula E on the Putrajaya street circuit in Malaysia despite a raging Lucas Di Grassi hot on the Englishman`s heels.

Branson reassures VIPs about space travel, says Virgin Galactic still taking reservations
Branson reassures VIPs about space travel, says Virgin Galactic still taking reservations

 Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was reportedly seen assuring VIP guests about space travel at his annual Necker Island pro-am tennis tournament, the Necker Cup, while dropping them hints that Virgin Galactic was still open to bookings.

Virgin Galactic was 'too pushy' with space ferry's commercial launch timeline: Report
Virgin Galactic was 'too pushy' with space ferry's commercial launch timeline: Report

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson was reportedly too pushy when it came to announcing the space ferry's commercial launch timeline.

Richard Branson clears air on Led Zeppelin's reunion rumors
Richard Branson clears air on Led Zeppelin's reunion rumors

 Richard Branson has cleared the air on rumors surrounding the case of Led Zeppelin's reformation and a reunion tour.

SpaceShipTwo crash: Pilot `unbuckled` himself as craft split apart

The surviving pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that crashed last month unbuckled himself and was thrown free from the disintegrating craft, investigators said Wednesday.

Virgin Galactic could resume test flights in six months
Virgin Galactic could resume test flights in six months

Virgin Galactic could resume test flights with a new spaceship within six months, the company said Friday, a week after the fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo in the Californian desert.

SpaceShipTwo crash: Richard Branson remains confident, says he will be first space passenger
SpaceShipTwo crash: Richard Branson remains confident, says he will be first space passenger

British Billionaire and Virgin Galactic chief Sir Richard Branson remains confident and says that he will be the first passenger on his company's first flight to the space, despite the crash of his SpaceShipTwo during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert few days ago, reports suggest.

Pilot actions examined in US crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo
Pilot actions examined in US crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

A human-factors expert will join the investigation of the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic`s passenger spacecraft to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked a pivoting tail section of the ship during a test flight, the National Transportation Safety Board chairman said on Monday.

Slowing device being probed in Virgin Galactic spaceship disaster
Slowing device being probed in Virgin Galactic spaceship disaster

Los Angeles: A prematurely deployed slowing device could "well be" behind the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash, Virgin's boss Richard Branson said while hitting out at "hurtful" critics and "self-proclaimed experts."

Virgin Galactic 'ignored' space safety warnings: Expert
Virgin Galactic 'ignored' space safety warnings: Expert

Virgin Galactic "ignored" repeated warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California, a rocket science safety expert has said, as investigators hunted for clues to the accident.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket crash: US officials begin investigation
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket crash: US officials begin investigation

The investigation in the first commercial spaceship Virgin Galactic crash was begun on Sunday to find out why the rocket crashed on a test flight.

'Shocked' Branson vows to persevere with space tourism dream post test-flight crash

 Expressing shock at the news of the unfortunate crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson has promised to continue with the dream of space flight for people.

Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash
Branson to meet Virgin Galactic space team after crash

Richard Branson is set to meet his Virgin Galactic space team in California`s Mojave Desert on Saturday following the crash of a passenger spaceship being developed by his company that killed one pilot and seriously injured the other.

Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot
Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

Virgin`s pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft crashed on a test flight in California on Friday, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert -- and raising questions about the program`s future.

Setback for space tourism as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket crashes during test flight
Setback for space tourism as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket crashes during test flight

Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft crashed on Friday during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving at least one pilot dead, officials said.

Google's Page, Virgin's Branson backed satellite on failed launch

Billionaire investors in a small, Seattle-area company that aims to one day mine resources on asteroids have not been deterred by an unmanned rocket explosion that destroyed their test satellite, the company said on Wednesday.

London Marathon raises record amounts for charity
London Marathon raises record amounts for charity

Runners at the London Marathon have raised almost half a billion dollars for charity in the last five years and continue to break fundraising records each year, sponsors Virgin Money announced on Wednesday.