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Articles tagged “virgin galactic”

Airlines

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Richard Branson has been trying to get to space since 2004, when he first founded Virgin Galactic. While the company's move to publicly list the company takes things up a notch, it certainly doesn't guarantee this idea won't remain a true moonshot.

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Business Travel

Virgin Galactic Plans to Go Public

The reported deal will fund the company until it can operate and make a profit. The problem is one or even both of those could be a long way off.

Virgin Galactic Plans to Go Public

Business Travel

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

With Virgin Galactic's suborbital flights expected to begin at long last, space tourism could soon take off as a niche for travel advisors. Those already involved caution that it takes patience, training, and commitment.

Space Tourism Could Be the Ultimate Adventure Trip for Travel Advisors

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Could Fly Customers to Space as Soon as This Year

Virgin Galactic already has about 700 customers willing to pay $250,000 for a 90-minute flight. That's remarkable, right?

Virgin Galactic Could Fly Customers to Space as Soon as This Year

Tourism

Space Tourism Could Be Big for Travel Industry

For this to happen, the cost of space travel will have to fall enough that more than just the ultra-wealthy can afford it.

Space Tourism Could Be Big for Travel Industry

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Clears a Hurdle in Space Tourism Race

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's private space company, scored a long-elusive win this week with a successful trip to the edge of space. Branson says in three years he'll be up there. But given a record of delays, we're not holding our breaths.

Virgin Galactic Clears a Hurdle in Space Tourism Race

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Moves Closer to Shuttling Tourists to Space After Test Flight

It counts as progress that nobody died when Virgin Galactic tested its rocketship this time. It's still unclear when, if ever, expensive suborbital flights will become a reality for wealthy vacationers, especially considering the demonstrable safety risks.

Virgin Galactic Moves Closer to Shuttling Tourists to Space After Test Flight

Airlines

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

When the oil wells run dry, Saudi Arabia hopes to generate money by shuttling passengers through outer space (Virgin Galactic) and point to point in cars (Uber) through cities around the world. When you have cash to burn, there could be much worse investments.

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

Airlines

Richard Branson Aims to Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which suffered a fatality in 2014, is losing the space race to Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Of course, it's all very early, though.

Richard Branson Aims to Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018

Transport

Virgin Galactic to Resume Test Flights of Its Commercial Spacecraft

The commercial spaceliner race continues, but concerns about safety loom, threatening the viability of this new way to fly.

Virgin Galactic to Resume Test Flights of Its Commercial Spacecraft