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The FAA said the rocketship carrying Branson and five Virgin Galactic employees veered off course during its descent back to its runway in the New Mexico desert on July 11. The deviation put the ship outside the air traffic control clearance area.
Published on Sep 03, 2021 06:40 AM IST
Virgin Galactic acknowledged in a statement to Reuters that "the flight’s ultimate trajectory deviated from our initial plan" but added it "did not fly outside of the lateral confines of the protected airspace."
Published on Sep 02, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Santhosh George Kulangara was travelling on a train in the United Kingdom when he saw the advertisement for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. It was in 2005.
Published on Aug 13, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Sirisha Bandla talked about how her dream came true, what her family thought when she went to space and what she wants to do in the future. When asked about her Indian roots and whether she now enjoys the food in the US, Bandla said, "I do love pizza but my comfort food is my mom's chicken curry."
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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- On Tuesday, the US Federal Aviation Administration published updated guidelines, eligibility, and criteria for the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings program.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 06:22 PM IST
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Elon Musk's reply to Richard Branson's cabinets related post has prompted people to share various responses.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 03:51 PM IST
Richard Branson went into space aboard his rocket ship on July 11 along with five crewmates beating out his rival Jeff Bezos.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Written by Meenakshi Ray
Shares in Virgin Galactic reversed premarket gains of 8% to trade down nearly 12%, wiping off more than $1 billion from the company's market capitalization following the share sale announcement.
Published on Jul 12, 2021 08:51 PM IST
- The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company reached an altitude of about 88km over the New Mexico desert.
Published on Jul 12, 2021 03:17 AM IST
HT Correspondent, New Mexico
Published on Jul 12, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Who is Richard Branson? A school dropout, Branson started his first business venture at 15, which was a school magazine.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 09:24 PM IST
- Branson, one of six Virgin Galactic Holding Inc employees strapped in for the ride, has touted the mission as a precursor to a new era of space tourism, with the company he founded in 2004 poised to begin commercial operations next year.
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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- Branson while speaking to ground control at Spaceport America in New Mexico called it an 'experience of a lifetime.'
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 10:56 PM IST
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Richard Branson had earlier said that he was not interested in participating in some "space race", shortly after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his plans to make a similar trip on July 20 through his own space company, Blue Origin.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 12:44 PM IST
- Sirisha Bandla is Purdue alumna whose dreams of journeying into space with Nasa was dashed because of poor eyesight
Published on Jul 11, 2021 11:30 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Richard Branson said a few of his ancestors were found to be of Indian descent after conducting a DNA test. More specifically, a part of his ancestral origins is from Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district, dating as far back as 1793, the billionaire entrepreneur added.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 11:23 AM IST
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- The basic aim of the mission is to serve as a test flight for future passenger flights by Virgin Galactic.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 10:45 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
The Virgin Galactic spaceship Unity 22 will take off from a base in New Mexico hanging on a massive plane flown by two pilots. Richard Branson's official role is to evaluate the private astronaut experience to enhance the journey for future clients.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 09:12 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Richard Branson will be writing a new chapter in the space age tonight, if all goes according to plan. The space baron will be making the flight aboard his rocket venture, Virgin Galactic, nine days before Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes his own trip to the fringes of outer space.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 06:27 AM IST
- Sirisha Bandla, born in Andhra Pradesh and raised in Texas, will be one of the six space travellers aboard 'VSS Unity', scheduled to take off on July 11 from New Mexico
Published on Jul 04, 2021 07:41 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sirisha Bandla told Space.com last month that the Virgin Galactic flight will last anywhere between approximately 60 and 75 minutes.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 08:49 AM IST
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Richard Branson "will evaluate the private astronaut experience and will undergo the same training, preparation and flight as Virgin Galactic's future astronauts”, his company has said.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 07:39 AM IST
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“When we return, I will announce something very exciting to give more people the chance to become an astronaut. Because space belongs to us all,” Richard Branson said.
Updated on Jul 03, 2021 12:07 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Earlier in June, Virgin Galactic had signed an agreement with NASA to develop a program to promote private missions to the International Space Station.
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 03:00 PM IST
VSS Unity: Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic unveils space plane’s cabin, poised for commercial flights
For $250,000 a ticket, passengers who have signed up for the suborbital flight aboard the air-launched plane VSS Unity will strap into six tailored, teal-coloured seats and peer out of the cabin’s 12 circular windows as they ascend some 97 km above Earth.
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Washington |Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
British airline Virgin Atlantic was still talking with the UK government about a bailout package to cope with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on travel, a company spokesperson has said.
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 05:43 PM IST
London |Indo Asian News Service
British lawmakers blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempt Tuesday to fast-track his Brexit bill through Parliament so that the U.K. can leave the bloc as scheduled on Oct. 31.
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 09:44 AM IST
Israel |Associated Press
Virgin Galactic is merging with Social Capital Hedosophia, whose CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya, will become chairman of the combined entity. The value of the merger was put at $1.5 billion.
Updated on Jul 10, 2019 07:55 AM IST
London |Associated Press
Denise Coates, 51, has a net worth of $4.5 billion thanks to her majority stake in closely held Bet365, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and joined the ranks of the world’s 500 richest people for the first time Friday.
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 06:19 PM IST
The property with about 1,500 rooms and suites off the Las Vegas Strip and eventually become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Published on Mar 31, 2018 09:33 AM IST
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