NASA picks four firms to carry payloads near space

US space agency NASA has selected four US-based sub-orbital space companies to carry payloads near the "boundary of space".

Virgin Galactic bans Chinese tourists from space flights fearing espionage

Richard Branson`s Virgin Galactic space flights has banned Chinese nationals from boarding it, as the officials fear that their rocket technology might get stolen, it has been revealed.

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.

One Direction`s Harry Styles wants to be a space traveler

Singer Harry Styles is reportedly keen to travel to space in businessman Richard Brandson`s Virgin Galactic next year.

Miley Cyrus plans for space mission in 2014

Miley Cyrus fantasises about exploring other galaxies.

Richard Branson hints at `another idea` for cheap space travel

Richard Branson has revealed that he has "another idea" for cheaper space travel.

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.

Space tourism won`t hurt environment: Richard Branson

Richard Branson has said that his firm Virgin Galactic`s rocket-powered space tourism flights will have only a minor impact on the climate change.

Space tourism won`t hurt environment, says Branson

Richard Branson has said that his firm Virgin Galactic`s rocket-powered space tourism flights will have only a minor impact on the climate change.

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.

SpaceShipTwo makes 1st rocket-powered flight

The dream of taking a trip to space has come a step closer to reality with the Virgin Galactic`s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) spacecraft making its first successful rocket-powered test flight on Monday.

Virgin Galactic`s SpaceShipTwo completes `Cold Flow` test

Commercial space travel has come closer to reality with the successful completion of the `Cold Flow` flight test of Virgin Galactic`s SpaceShipTwo spacecraft.

Virgin Galactic`s SpaceShipTwo passes key flight test

A spaceplane built by Richard Branson`s spaceflight company has successfully completed a key flight test that would eventually enable it to carry passengers to space.

Virgin spaceship to be turned into science lab

SpaceShipTwo, as the vehicle is sometimes called, will carry six fare-paying passengers just above the atmosphere to experience a few minutes of weightlessness.

Branson says Kutcher is space line`s 500th client

British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday his venture to launch paying tourists into space has netted its 500th customer, and it`s none other than Ashton Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher `thrilled` to become Virgin Galactic’s 500th astronaut

Ashton Kutcher is set to become the 500th space traveller to take a voyage on Virgin Galactic. CEO announced the news via his blog.