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.

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.