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Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft soars to its first solo glide test

The shining SpaceshipTwo takes a soaring Saturday flight into the wild blue yonder.

Virgin Galactic has created a commercial to promo its human flight, satellite launch programs
May 10, 2016

Not content to let SpaceX steal the spotlight with all those extremely cool rocket landings, Virgin Galactic has put together a spaceflight commercial that could be running in prime time … in a few years, anyway.

Check out Virgin Galactic's sleek new VSS Unity spaceship
Feb 22, 2016

Virgin Galactic revealed its beautiful new spacecraft Friday after a 15-month setback in its quest to fly tourists into space.

Virgin Galactic announces 'Cosmic Girl' mothership to launch satellites into space
Dec 4, 2015

Billionaire Richard Branson’s space company Virgin Galactic has announced a new “mothership” it’ll be using to launch satellites into space.

Branson pledges Virgin Galactic has 'renewed sense of purpose' in wake of crash
Jan 5, 2015

The quest for privatized spaceflight suffered a tragic setback in late 2014 with the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo — but that doesn’t mean the company is backing off.

Investigation continues into Virgin Galactic crash as few ticket holders pull out
Nov 5, 2014

As we continue to mourn the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, the investigation is underway to determine exactly what brought the experimental space plane to the ground.

BREAKING NEWS: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo explodes over Mojave Desert
Oct 31, 2014

A test flight crashes with one pilot dead, another in critical condition.

The amazing true story of how Kate Winslet got a ticket to space
Jan 14, 2013

Not just anyone gets the chance to travel among the stars. While you might assume it's only because of extreme wealth that someone like Kate Winslet gets to be one of those lucky few, her money is only one, small part of this story.

Space tourist asks Virgin Galactic to refund his $200K
Dec 15, 2012

A venture capitalist, one of the first to sign up for Sir Richard Branson's nascent Virgin Galactic space-tourism flights, has just realized that he's too old to seek the final frontier and wants his money back.

The U.S. officially got its newest spaceport yesterday
Dec 14, 2012

Guess where the eighth licensed commercial spaceport in the U.S. is located?