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This undated photo released by Virgin Galactic shows the interior of their SpaceshipTwo Cabin during a flight.(AP)

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson to fly into space in early 2021

By Reuters | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 03:00 PM IST
Earlier in June, Virgin Galactic had signed an agreement with NASA to develop a program to promote private missions to the International Space Station.
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The interior cabin of billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism firm Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is seen in an artist's rendition released July 28, 2020.(via REUTERS)
The interior cabin of billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism firm Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is seen in an artist's rendition released July 28, 2020.(via REUTERS)

VSS Unity: Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic unveils space plane’s cabin, poised for commercial flights

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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.
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The report also claimed that talks with the government for a 500 million pounds ($618 million) bailout package had been “effectively shelved”.(Unsplash)
The report also claimed that talks with the government for a 500 million pounds ($618 million) bailout package had been “effectively shelved”.(Unsplash)

Virgin Atlantic ‘still talking’ with UK government on bailout

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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.
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Britain is now awaiting a decision from Brussels about whether the bloc will delay the U.K.’s scheduled departure to prevent a chaotic no-deal exit in just eight days.(AP Photo)
Britain is now awaiting a decision from Brussels about whether the bloc will delay the U.K.’s scheduled departure to prevent a chaotic no-deal exit in just eight days.(AP Photo)

Brexit ‘saddest’ event for UK since World War II, says Richard Branson

By Associated Press | Israel
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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.
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In this file photo taken on February 22, 2019 courtesy of Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo mates to the mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at Mojave Space Port on February 19, 2019, in Mojave, California.(AFP file photo)
In this file photo taken on February 22, 2019 courtesy of Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo mates to the mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at Mojave Space Port on February 19, 2019, in Mojave, California.(AFP file photo)

Richard Branson may take space-tourism venture public

By Associated Press | London
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 07:55 AM IST
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.
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Denise Coates, the British founder and chief executive officer of online bookmaker Bet365 Group Ltd., is more than 10 times richer than Queen Elizabeth II on the back of the bookmaker’s latest accounts.(Getty Images)
Denise Coates, the British founder and chief executive officer of online bookmaker Bet365 Group Ltd., is more than 10 times richer than Queen Elizabeth II on the back of the bookmaker’s latest accounts.(Getty Images)

This British woman is more than 10 times richer than the Queen

By Bloomberg | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 06:19 PM IST
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.
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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson sprays champagne at a news conference Friday, March 30, 2018, in Las Vegas where Virgin Hotels announced that it had bought the Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas.(AP Photo)
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson sprays champagne at a news conference Friday, March 30, 2018, in Las Vegas where Virgin Hotels announced that it had bought the Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas.(AP Photo)

Richard Branson buys Hard Rock casino-hotel in Las Vegas

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Las Vegas
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2018 09:33 AM IST
The property with about 1,500 rooms and suites off the Las Vegas Strip and eventually become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
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