Monday, October 25, 2021

Virgin Galactic

Here is why Ashton Kutcher bought a Virgin Galactic ticket but backed out

According to Richard Branson’s blog in 2012, Kutcher was the 500th person to buy a $200,000 ticket for his space venture – Virgin Galactic.

An explainer on Space Tourism

Read here about space tourism and the firms involved in the commercial activity…

Elon Musk pays a deposit of $10,000 to secure a seat on Virgin Galactic 

Around 600 people from across 58 countries have already reserved a ticket on VVS Unity, including the celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga

Here’s why Sundar Pichai is jealous of Jeff Bezos

Bezos is expected to fly approximately 328,000 feet (about 100 kilometres) to the Kármán Line on New Shepard on the day that marks NASA’s Apollo moon landing anniversary.

Richard Branson tweets from his spaceship VSS Unity

Giving a glimpse of the flight and sending across a motivating message to the younger generations, Richard Branson took to Twitter and shared his thoughts.

Branson-Bezos space tourism race begins, world on the edge

If successful, the mission, called Unity 22, will mark Virgin Galactic's fourth flight to space carrying humans, with its largest crew yet.

Branson aims to beat Bezos in space race on July 11

Virgin Galactic confirmed Branson's flight on July 11 alongside four mission specialists and two pilots, the Verge reported on Thursday.

Virgin Galactic’s next spaceflight has a Telugu wing

With this, Sirisha, currently the Vice President, Government Affairs at Virgin Galactic, will be the second Indian-born woman to reach space after Kalpana Chawla.

Virgin Orbit’s rocket deploys 10 NASA payloads via air launch

The rocket, which had failed to reach orbit last year during the first test launch, successfully deployed 10 payloads for NASA's Launch Services Programme (LSP) this time, onboard a customised 747-400 jet dubbed as "Cosmic Girl".

Virgin Galactic cuts short first rocket-powered spaceflight

The company had been planning to reach space with the test flight on Saturday but the spaceplane's engine cut off too early.

Virgin Galactic’s historic space trip

The test flight, which will lift off from New Mexico's Spaceport America, had been scheduled to take place between Nov. 19 and Nov. 23

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