Founder Sir Richard Branson said this brings the roughly 15-year-old venture tantalizingly close to commercial flights for tourists.
Virgin said once brought into regular use, the pods will be able to transport up to 28 people at a time.
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
The company's attempt to a rocket called LauncherOne into orbit when an anomaly then occurred early in the first stage flight.
Rahul Bhatia of InterGlobe Enterprises says has signed agreement to take part in sale of Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia collapsed on 21 April, putting 16,000 jobs under threat.
Virgin Australia is one of the first major airlines to seek bankruptcy protection in response to the pandemic
While they are yet to set a date to start commercial operations, Virgin Galactic has said it anticipates doing so in 2020.
The space suit's designers, Under Armour, approached the uniform as they would have clothing for extreme sports.
Virgin Orbit released a rocket in mid-air in a key test of its high altitude launch system for satellites.
Virgin Galactic is up against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX.
SpaceShipTwo is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism.
If successful, Virgin Galactic would be a major step toward the dream of commercial space tourism.
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
Branson, founder of Virgin Group, says he will suspend his directorships in two tourism projects in Saudi Arabia while an investigation takes place.
The company is "more than tantalisingly close" to launching its first mission to space: Branson.
Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, is the founder, chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo.
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
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
British multinational conglomerate Virgin Group has set its eyes on putting in place a new mode of transport for the busy Mumbai – Pune route