Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: Richard Branson
On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must ‘be brave’

On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must ‘be brave’

To those readers who saw Apollo 11 fly to the moon and back, happy Moon Day 48

Is another blue day on the way for Virgin Australia?

Is another blue day on the way for Virgin Australia?

Virgin Australia isn’t going to succeed by becoming a super-Qantas product, or even one which charges more ancillary fees that its stronger competitor

Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship VSS Unity goes for a glide

Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship VSS Unity goes for a glide

Nice shots but what about the rocket rides?

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad is staying the course at Virgin Australia as speculation continues about a future contest for control of Australia's second largest airline

Branson’s quest for relevance goes ‘Boom’ at mach 2.2

Branson’s quest for relevance goes ‘Boom’ at mach 2.2

Richard Branson joins in the PR fantasy about a Concorde successor with an order for jets that will never be built

Virgin Galactic rolls out new error proof spaceship

Virgin Galactic rolls out new error proof spaceship

Less than 16 months after its first commercial sized spaceship crashed during a test flight, Virgin Galactic has rolled out a replacement with error proofed controls.

Cosmic Girl gives Virgin Galactic a new space ride to riches

Cosmic Girl gives Virgin Galactic a new space ride to riches

A likely shift away from the risks of space joy flights by Virgin Galactic was given another nudge overnight by Richard Branson taking re-delivery of an ex-Virgin Atlantic 747 to become an airborne launch pad for its satellite business.

NBN satellite launch may not deliver what it promises

NBN satellite launch may not deliver what it promises

Commentary One of the most powerful forces in the world today, disruptive new technology, will destroy all of the hopes that rode into space this morning on the rocket that launched the first of two NBN National Broadband Network satellites toward geostationary orbits.

Virgin Galactic crash raises risk realities for space flyers

Virgin Galactic crash raises risk realities for space flyers

Virgin Galactic’s rocket rides have been about to happen for close to seven years, and the report of the US investigation into the destruction of the first of a fleet of five spacecraft intended to carry six passengers and two pilots to the edge of space tells us that there was a lethal design error […]

Virgin Galactic rocket engine explosion precedes NTSB report

Virgin Galactic rocket engine explosion precedes NTSB report

With only days to go before a crucial report into the inflight destruction of SpaceShipTwo is released Virgin Galactic is reported to have confirmed that its newest and most powerful liquid fueled engine recently blew up on a test stand.