National Aerospace Training and Research Center conducts training program that lasts two days and includes classroom instruction and tests in a centrifuge.
Virgin Galactic still needs regulatory approval for its current generation spacecrafts, which requires rocket-powered test flights.
An eclipse in May overlaps with a period when the moon is close to Earth, in what is known by some as a 'super blood moon'.
The spaceship was crewed by two pilots. There was payload belonging to NASA on board but no passengers.
The successful trip opens doors to more people flying to space, what with companies announcing plans to use Crew Dragons to send wealthy tourists to orbit.
The passengers clad in space suits designed by the Under Armour company will be able to leave their seats and float about the cabin.
For NASA, private partnerships with companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are helping revive its own human missions.
While they are yet to set a date to start commercial operations, Virgin Galactic has said it anticipates doing so in 2020.
We saw the first black hole photo, many moon landings, the most distant asteroid ever imaged beyond Pluto among other spectacular wonders.
The space suit's designers, Under Armour, approached the uniform as they would have clothing for extreme sports.
Virgin Galactic is up against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Virgin Galactic’s spaceship development has taken far longer than expected and had a major setback.
Some of Virgin Galactic’s ticket holders have been waiting over 14 years for their trip.
SpaceShipTwo is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism.
The rocket is designed to carry up to 6 people on a journey lasting 11 minutes start to finish.
The successful test flight presages a new era of civilian space travel that could kick off as soon as next year
If successful, Virgin Galactic would be a major step toward the dream of commercial space tourism.
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.