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.

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 chief exec says space pilot's survival 'no minor miracle'

Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides says that the survival of the pilot of the doomed flight was no minor miracle.

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.

20 out of 700 would-be space tourists cancel reservations on Virgin Galactic post fatal crash

In the wake of the fatal crash that killed one of the two pilots manning the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo last week, about 20 of the 800 would-be tourists have cancelled their reservations.

 Virgin mishap should not curtail innovation: Experts
Virgin mishap should not curtail innovation: Experts

 Virgin Galactic spaceship plane accident should not be allowed to stifle innovation, space experts have warned.

Virgin Galactic developing another SpaceShipTwo post fatal crash

Barely days after its spacecraft exploded over California's Mojave Desert, Virgin Galactic has said that it would continue building another commercial spacecraft.

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.

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 spacecraft broke apart in mid-air before crash: US investigators
Virgin Galactic spacecraft broke apart in mid-air before crash: US investigators

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo appears to have broken apart in mid-air before crashing to the ground, said federal investigators on Sunday.

'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.

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.

Virgin`s SpaceShipTwo covers `record` 13.5 miles at speed of Mach 1.4

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic blasted its SpaceShipTwo reusable space vehicle nearly 13.5 miles into the air, and reached a speed of Mach 1.4 on Friday.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo completes test flight

Virgin Galactic`s space tourism vehicle, SpaceShipTwo, recorded a new high Friday on its third rocket-powered supersonic test flight.

Soon, balloon to edge of space for a USD 75,000 price tag

Arizona`s World View Company is developing a space capsule, which will be propelled into the sky by giant helium balloons, for 75 thousand dollars price tag.

Video: Watch awesome footage from Virgin Galactic’s SS2 flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) has released a new footage following its successful second powered test flight last week.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo clears second powered test flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) completed its second powered test flight on Thursday (September 5), soaring higher than ever before as it roared through the skies.

Stephen Hawking eyes space flight next year

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has made it clear that being on a ventilator hasn’t curbed his lifestyle and said his next aim is to go join British tycoon Richard Branson on a space flight as early as next year.

Branson plans to ferry tourists into space in 2014

Virgin Galactic, after launching the historic first rocket-powered flight of its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, plans to build a fleet of orbital spaceships and begin ferrying hundreds of tourists into space in 2014.