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Tycoon Richard Branson doesn't want to be called ‘billionaire’: Quite insulting

Richard Branson said that he finds it “quite insulting” when he is introduced as “the billionaire Richard Branson”.

Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is seen. (Reuters)
Published on May 03, 2024 09:22 AM IST

‘Going through school with undiagnosed dyslexia’: Richard Branson on old report

“Going through school with undiagnosed dyslexia wasn’t at all fun, but I’m glad I didn’t let it squash my big ideas”: Richard Branson on his old school report.

Richard Branson shared this school report from 65 years ago while talking about his dyslexia in a LinkedIn post. (File Photo, Richard Branson)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 09:51 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Richard Branson gifts free cruise tickets to passengers of Delta flight: Watch

Richard Branson said that he gave the tickets to the passengers in honour of the ship's move to San Juan.

Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson(Reuters)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 09:25 AM IST

Jeffrey Epstein list: Richard Branson's allege sex tapes noted in court docs

Explosive allegations emerge as Sarah Ransome claims Jeffrey Epstein secretly filmed Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson

Richard Branson firmly denies Jeffrey Epstein 'Sex Tape' accusations(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 09:42 AM IST

Virgin Atlantic flies world's first flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel

Virgin Atlantic jet lands in New York after maiden transatlantic flight on low-carbon fuel from London

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS LTD - Virgin Atlantic Founder, Sir Richard Branson, UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper, and CEO, Shai Weiss, celebrate arrival of Flight100 in NYC, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd)(AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 06:38 AM IST
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Virgin Galactic's third commercial flight takes tourists to the edge of space

Galactic 03 comes a month after Virgin Galactic’s previous flight, which sent its first private tourists to space.

Space Tourism: Virgin Galactic's third commercial flight takes tourists to the edge of space and back (AP Photo/Andrés Leighton)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 10:05 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Productivity hacks we all can learn from Richard Branson

After writer Kamal Ravikant spent time with Richard Branson, he shared a few important take aways from his time with him.

Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. (REUTERS)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 12:13 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Virgin Galactic launches first flight of private tourists to the edge of space

Virgin Galactic's first flight carrying private space tourists is expected to reach the edge of space after about an hour in flight

Virgin Galactic launches first flight of private tourists to the edge of space (Virgin Galactic via AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 10:02 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

When Camilla stroked billionaire Richard Branson's beard at Wimbledon

In photos from the time, Richard Branson appeared to raise his face to allow Camilla to touch his beard.

Richard Branson beamed as he was greeted by Camilla.
Published on Jul 13, 2023 10:56 AM IST

Virgin Galactic sends first paying customers to space: Who all flew, What next

The flight came two years after Branson rode along with five other Virgin Galactic personnel for the first fully crewed test spaceflight of Unity in July 2021.

Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered spaceplane during a research flight before gliding back down to Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. (Virgin Galactic via AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 06:23 AM IST

Virgin Galactic successful in first commercial space flight

The flight came almost two years after Virgin founder Richard Branson flew to space in a test flight meant to usher in a new era of lucrative space tourism.

Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, borne by twin-fuselage carrier jet dubbed VMS Eve. (Reuters)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 03:29 AM IST

Indian-origin man executed in Singapore over drugs trafficking: Report

Tangaraju is scheduled to be hanged on Wednesday who was detained in 2014 for drug consumption and failure to report for a drug test.

Tangaraju Suppiah was sentenced to death on October 9, 2018, for attempting to traffic more than 1 kg of cannabis to Singapore. (Twitter)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Why Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit is sacking 85% of its workforce

The company, headquartered in Long Beach, California, will cut 675 jobs, according to a Friday filing with the U.S, Securities and Exchange Commission.

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit.(AP)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 05:54 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Animesh Chaturvedi

Come, let's debate: Singapore to UK billionaire Richard Branson on death penalty

Richard Branson: Richard Branson had said, “Singapore still finds itself on the wrong side of history”.

Richard Branson: Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. (Reuters)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 09:58 AM IST

Virgin Galactic partners with Boeing Aurora to build motherships

Aurora and Virgin Galactic have been working for the last several months to develop design specifications as well as workforce and manufacturing requirements.

Each of the aircraft will be designed to fly up to 200 launches per year.(AP)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 07:32 AM IST
AP |

US bans Virgin Galactic spaceflights while probing mishap on Branson's trip

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.

Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, carrying billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his crew, during its ascent this July to the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. (Joe Skipper / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 06:40 AM IST
AP |

US probes off-course descent of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceflight

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."

A Banner hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of the Virgin Galactic (SPCE) IPO. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Reuters |

Kerala's Santhosh George Kulangara could be India's first space tourist 

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.

Santosh George Kulangara during zero-gravity training. (Photo: Safari TV)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 10:08 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

'Hope I made Kalpana Chawla proud', says Sirisha Bandla

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."

Sirisha Bandla spoke to Kumkum Chadha on 'The Interview'.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
ByAmit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US makes it harder for Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson to be called astronaut

On Tuesday, the US Federal Aviation Administration published updated guidelines, eligibility, and criteria for the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings program.

The FAA has tightened its definition of the word “astronaut”, making it harder for people like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to be called commercial astronauts.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 24, 2021 06:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Elon Musk’s reaction to tweet about Richard Branson’s cabinets goes viral

Elon Musk's reply to Richard Branson's cabinets related post has prompted people to share various responses.

Richard Branson shared this image with Elon Musk.(Twitter/@richardbranson)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 03:51 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Did Richard Branson really fly into space? Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in

Richard Branson went into space aboard his rocket ship on July 11 along with five crewmates beating out his rival Jeff Bezos.

Neil deGrasse Tyson said that neither Richard Branson nor Jeff Bezos has actually been put into orbit. (AP Photo)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Written by Meenakshi Ray

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic files for $500mn stock sale, shares tumble

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.

Richard Branson's trip upstaged rival astro-tourism venture Blue Origin founded by Jeff Bezos. In picture - Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Reuters |

A cosmic leap: Billionaire Branson reaches edge of space in own ship

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.

In this photo provided by Virgin Galactic, the VSS Unity's rocket motor burns above the Earth on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (AP)
Published on Jul 12, 2021 03:17 AM IST
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Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson flies to space: 10 things to know about him

Who is Richard Branson? A school dropout, Branson started his first business venture at 15, which was a school magazine.

In past, Richard Branson set world records in hot air ballooning and boating.
Published on Jul 11, 2021 09:24 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Billionaire Branson achieves space dream, calls it 'experience of a lifetime'

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.

Branson aboard VSS Unity
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 09:45 PM IST
AP | , Truth Or Consequences, United States

Billionaire Branson now an astronaut, completes trip to edge of space

Branson while speaking to ground control at Spaceport America in New Mexico called it an 'experience of a lifetime.'

Billionaire Richard Branson and crew aboard VSS Unity.(YouTube/Virgin Galactic)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 10:56 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

As 'billionaire space race' begins, here's what Jeff Bezos told Richard Branson

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.

This combination of file pictures created on July 1, 2021, shows Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (L) and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. (AFP)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 12:44 PM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose

'Dreamer' Sirisha Bandla all set to go to space onboard VSS Unity today

Sirisha Bandla is Purdue alumna whose dreams of journeying into space with Nasa was dashed because of poor eyesight

Sirisha Bandla was born in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh and moved to Houston with her family later. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)(AP)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 11:30 AM IST
By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Richard Branson all set for debut spaceflight: Did you know of his Tamil roots?

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.

In this file photo taken on October 16, 2019, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson speaks at an event to unveil the first commercial space wear in Yonkers, New York. (Don EMMERT / AFP)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 11:23 AM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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