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Virgin Galactic reaches edge of Earth's atmosphere for the first time with two pilots
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Virgin Galactic reaches edge of Earth's atmosphere for the first time with two pilots

Founder Sir Richard Branson said this brings the roughly 15-year-old venture tantalizingly close to commercial flights for tourists.

Virgin Hyperloop completes its first journey transporting two passengers in just 15 seconds
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Virgin Hyperloop completes its first journey transporting two passengers in just 15 seconds

Virgin said once brought into regular use, the pods will be able to transport up to 28 people at a time.

Virgin Galactic reveals the interiors of its SpaceShipTwo Cabin that will take tourists to space
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Virgin Galactic reveals the interiors of its SpaceShipTwo Cabin that will take tourists to space

The passengers clad in space suits designed by the Under Armour company will be able to leave their seats and float about the cabin.

Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from a modified airplane
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Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from a modified airplane

The company's attempt to a rocket called LauncherOne into orbit when an anomaly then occurred early in the first stage flight.

Rahul Bhatia's InterGlobe Enterprises joins list of bidders for bankrupt airline Virgin Australia
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Rahul Bhatia's InterGlobe Enterprises joins list of bidders for bankrupt airline Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is one of the first major airlines to seek bankruptcy protection in response to the pandemic

SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic's second passenger spacecraft completes major build milestone
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SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic's second passenger spacecraft completes major build milestone

While they are yet to set a date to start commercial operations, Virgin Galactic has said it anticipates doing so in 2020.

Virgin Galactic unveils space suits for world's first commercial spaceflight in 2020
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Virgin Galactic unveils space suits for world's first commercial spaceflight in 2020

The space suit's designers, Under Armour, approached the uniform as they would have clothing for extreme sports.

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit can launch its commercial satellite very soon
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Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit can launch its commercial satellite very soon

Virgin Orbit released a rocket in mid-air in a key test of its high altitude launch system for satellites.

Virgin Galactic to merge with US investment firm and become a publicly-traded space tourism venture
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Virgin Galactic to merge with US investment firm and become a publicly-traded space tourism venture

Virgin Galactic is up against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Virgin Galactic to test fire SpaceShipTwo's rocket called VSS Unity today from California
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Virgin Galactic to test fire SpaceShipTwo's rocket called VSS Unity today from California

SpaceShipTwo is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism.

Virgin Galactic gears up to reach space soon with its tourism rocket ship
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Virgin Galactic gears up to reach space soon with its tourism rocket ship

If successful, Virgin Galactic would be a major step toward the dream of commercial space tourism.

Richard Branson to quit from his role as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One
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Richard Branson to quit from his role as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One’s biggest shareholder, Dubai’s DP World, said the company was seeking a new chairman.

Richard Branson suspends business links with Saudi Arabia over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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Richard Branson suspends business links with Saudi Arabia over disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Branson, founder of Virgin Group, says he will suspend his directorships in two tourism projects in Saudi Arabia while an investigation takes place.

Virgin Galactic to fly tourists to space within weeks, not months: Richard Branson
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Virgin Galactic to fly tourists to space within weeks, not months: Richard Branson

The company is "more than tantalisingly close" to launching its first mission to space: Branson.

SpaceX's first private passenger confirmed: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa
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SpaceX's first private passenger confirmed: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, is the founder, chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.

First space tourist flights from Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin could begin in 2019
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First space tourist flights from Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin could begin in 2019

SpaceX and Boeing are developing their own capsules to transport astronauts, most likely in 2020s.

Facebook could soon have its own satellite-constellation delivering internet; to compete with StarLink and OneWeb
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Facebook could soon have its own satellite-constellation delivering internet; to compete with StarLink and OneWeb

While StarLink and OneWeb have promised Gigabit LTE speeds using their satellite constellation, Athena can deliver 10 times more speed at 10 Gbps.

Magnetic Maharashtra: State set to kickstart urban facelift drive after it gets Rs 12-lakh cr investment pledges
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Magnetic Maharashtra: State set to kickstart urban facelift drive after it gets Rs 12-lakh cr investment pledges

British multinational conglomerate Virgin Group has set its eyes on putting in place a new mode of transport for the busy Mumbai – Pune route