SpaceX and Boeing are developing their own capsules to transport astronauts, most likely in 2020s.
Virgin Group's founder Richard Branson invests in super high-speed transportation systems Hyperloop One
British billionaire Richard Branson on Thursday placed another bet on the future with an investment in Hyperloop One.
Stephen Hawking has accepted an offer by Richard Branson to visit space aboard a Virgin Galactic ship
Hawking revealed that Richard Branson had offered Hawking a seat on board the Virgin Galactic, and Hawking had accepted the offer immediately.
Richard Branson’s space company, Virgin Galactic, has been granted an operating licence to fly its passenger rocket ship with the world's first paying space tourists aboard once final safety tests are completed, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday.
A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world’s biggest airplane.
Space tourism projects leaped off the drawing board when a $10 million prize was offered as an incentive for private development of manned rockets, but it took years to make a winner. Many more years have passed since, but the only space tourists have been a few wealthy people who paid millions of dollars for trips aboard Russian rockets to the International Space Station.
Last week's incidents have raised questions about the commercial space industry.
Despite the SpaceShipTwo crash, Virgin Galactic will resume tests on its spaceships by 2015.
Just days after Virgin Galactic spacecraft exploded over California's Mojave Desert, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has reportedly said that he still plans to be on his company's first craft that takes tourists to space.<br />
SpaceShipTwo is designed to take two pilots and six passengers into the vacuum of space on the power of a rocket engine after being launched from a jet-powered mother ship at an altitude of about 50,000 feet.
A prematurely deployed slowing device could "well be" behind the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash, Virgin's boss Richard Branson said
A team from the National Transportation Safety Board kept working Monday at the Mojave Desert crash site where Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fell to the ground.
Virgin Galactic is the fledgling space tourism company of billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson.
SpaceShipTwo tore apart Friday after the craft detached from the underside of its jet-powered mothership and fired its rocket engine for a test flight.
The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight.
The test flight of Virgin Galactic's passenger spaceship ended in tragedy after it exploded killing a pilot and seriously injuring one. Here are some images.
Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft crashed today during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving the fate of two pilots unknown, the company said.
A couple of days back Google announced the $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging company SkyBox, and now the company is rumoured to be in talks with Virgin Galactic, the space tourism project backed by Richard Branson.
For the first time, a commercial passenger space-liner designed to carry space tourists has made its maiden rocket-powered test flight, reaching supersonic speeds, paving way for commercial flights in the near future.