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Branson: Space tourism will have only minor impact on climate change

British billionaire Richard Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo goes supersonic

Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave D

Virgin Galactic reveals satellite launcher, confirms SpaceShipTwo poised for powered flight

FARNBOROUGH, England - Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced "LauncherOne," a new air-launched rocket specificall

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo to make Farnborough appearance

FARNBOROUGH, England - As one of the world's leading aviation marketplaces, the Farnborough International Airshow is usually an opportunity for airline executives to reach for their checkbooks.

Ashton Kutcher signs with Virgin Galactic to be 500th space tourist

Sir Richard Branson has said his venture to launch paying tourists into space has netted its 500th customer - US actor Ashton Kutcher.

Virgin Galactic selects first commercial astronaut pilot from competition

MOJAVE, Calif., Oct. - Just over fifty years ago, an historic competition for the first pilots to fly into space yielded the Mercury Seven astronauts.

Virgin Galactic appoints former NASA executive as VP of Operations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce the appointment of former NASA executive Michael P. Moses as the Vice President of Operations.

Exclusive look inside Virgin Galactic’s tourist spacecraft

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's company that hopes to be taking tourists into space within a couple of years, has shown the inside of its spacecraft to the media for the first time.

Cost of space tourism considered by panel

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - U.S. space tourists hoping to buy a ticket for a suborbital flight could expect to pay between $50,000 and $100,000 by 2014, analysts say.

George Whitesides appointed CEO of Virgin Galactic

Space just got one step closer. Sir Richard Branson's private space tourism operator Virgin Galactic has appointed its first chief executive as it gears up for commercial operations.

Virgin tourist spaceliner makes its maiden flight

On a historic day, the Virgin Galactic rocket made its maiden flight – while the UK launched its own Space Agency to rival NASA.

Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship: Enter at your own risk

Enter at your own risk - or so should read a sign on the door of every passenger spaceship in the future.

Space tourists may be launched from Sweden

Earlier this week it became known that billionaire Richard Branson´s space shuttle ‘SpaceShipTwo’ will take tourists into space.

Space tourists will travel on a “radical” jet

Oshkosh, WI - Space tourism firm Virgin Galactic has unveiled a radically configured jet that will launch a spacecraft carrying tourists into Earth's orbit.

Sheikh Mansour adds space tourism venture to his portfolio

Manchester City football clubowner Sheikh Mansour has added space travel to his diverse portfolio of businesses by buying 32 per cent of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

Virgin sees space tourism as just the beginning

LONDON - Long-haul trips could be made in spaceships instead of planes in 20 years' time if Virgin's efforts to commercialise space travel succeed, the president of Virgin Galactic told Reuters in an

Space tourism to take flight in 2012

STOCKHOLM — Short tourist flights into space are expected to begin launching from northern Sweden in 2012, one of the companies involved in the project said Wednesday.

Virgin looks beyond space tourism

For most of the general public, not to mention many people within the space industry itself, suborbital spaceflight has become synonymous with a single market, space tourism.

Elegant Resorts partners with Virgin Galactic to make space travel a...

LANARKSHIRE, UK (August 21, 2008) - Space travel will become reality for people from all walks of life when Virgin Galactic launches its public flights into space.

Virgin Galactic unveils Suborbital Spaceliner design

Future thrill-seekers will ride a sleek spacecraft berthed under a massive, twin-boom mothership to the fringe of space in a design unveiled Wednesday by Virgin Galactic. The SpaceShipTwo spacecraft and its WhiteKnightTwo carrier will begin initial tests this summer to shakedown the novel spaceflight system designed by aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan and his firm Scaled Composites.