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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)
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 |

Fly to space: Virgin Galactic opens ticket sales for $450,000

Previously, only people who had paid a deposit to be on a waiting list could buy new tickets - but now sales are once more open to everyone.

A massive carrier aircraft takes off horizontally, gains high altitude, and drops a rocket-powered spaceplane that soars into space at Mach-3, before gliding back to Earth. In picture - The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo space plane Unity and mothership separate as they fly way above Spaceport America.(AFP)
A massive carrier aircraft takes off horizontally, gains high altitude, and drops a rocket-powered spaceplane that soars into space at Mach-3, before gliding back to Earth. In picture - The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo space plane Unity and mothership separate as they fly way above Spaceport America.(AFP)
Published on Feb 16, 2022 06:28 AM IST
Agencies | , Washington

From 2023, Virgin Galactic planning 3 space flights a month

Virgin Galactic told investors last month it would push back the start of commercial flights to the fourth quarter of 2022 as it completes an overhaul of its carrier plane, VMS Eve.

Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson(REUTERS)
Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 05:47 PM IST
Agencies | , Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Virgin Galactic to delay commercial space travel service until Q4 2022

Virgin Galactic had said in September it was planning another SpaceShipTwo flight from New Mexico, Unity 23, pending technical checks and weather.

Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, carrying billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his crew, descends after reaching the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US(REUTERS File)
Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, carrying billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his crew, descends after reaching the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, US(REUTERS File)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 05:55 AM IST
Reuters | , Washington

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)
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
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