OneWeb sets record launch plan after $500 million funding

Privately owned OneWeb announced what it called the world`s largest commercial rocket deal on Thursday after raising $500 million from a group of global investors to support its plans to bring broadband to billions of people via satellite.

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.

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 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.

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 pilot reveals how he defied death in SpaceShipTwo disaster

Virgin Galactic pilot reveals how he defied death in SpaceShipTwo disaster

The pilot who survived the SpaceShipTwo tragedy has spoken for the first time about how he miraculously escaped death after the Virgin spaceship fell apart while in flight.

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 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.

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.