Virgin Galactic rocket plane flies to edge of space

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space plane has conducted the first of three key test flights that should enable it to enter commercial service. Sir Richard has some 600 paying customers waiting to take the same ride.

Virgin Galactic unveils its first 'SpaceShip III' suborbital spacecraft

Last week, Virgin Galactic, the space tourism firm owned by Richard Branson, revealed its newest design, SpaceShip III, with the first vehicle in this line dubbed “VSS Imagine.” 

Virgin Galactic set for last key rocket test flights

Virgin Galactic already has its commercial operating licence but it has to work through a list of "verification and validation" milestones before it can welcome passengers aboard. 

Virgin Galactic Unveils Spacesuit For Space Tourists

The world’s first exclusive spacewear system for private astronauts, designed by Under Armour in collaboration with Sir Richard Branson owned Virgin Galactic has been unveiled for Suborbital SpaceShipTwo Flights.

Virgin Galactic Sends Three People to the Edge of Space

Virgin Galactic has reached another milestone in their fight test program. The flight took place on February 22nd and three people in the crew spent several weightless minutes aboard the spacecraft.

Virgin Galactic Test Flight Reaches The Edge Of Space

Virgin Galactic’s fourth powered test flight of a SpaceShipTwo mothership took two pilots to the edge of space for the first time. The test was all about proving the spaceship is safe and can one day carry tourists.

Virgin’s Unity spaceship sets a new altitude record of 52 kilometers

Virgin Galactic has been saying for some time that it will reach outer space this year, and on Thursday it came the closest it has ever gotten.

Virgin Galactic Carries Out Second Supersonic Test Flight

VSS Unity’s second successful, supersonic, rocket powered test flight. This is the second flight in two months for VSS Unity and it is getting very close to the final goal.

Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Makes First Powered Flight Since 2014 Disaster

Though just a test, it’s an important milestone for the Richard Branson-led company, which aims to eventually offer suborbital flights to space tourists.

Virgin Galactic tests leading to rocket-powered flights

Virgin Galactic’s passenger rocket ship is gearing up for powered flights that could eventually carry paying tourists into space from southern New Mexico, US.

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is nearly ready to launch into outer space

After over a decade in development, Virgin Galactic, a private space travel service founded by billionaire Richard Branson, is nearly ready to enter orbit.

Second SpaceShipTwo performs first glide flight

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo performed its first free flight Dec. 3, a glide test that begins the next phase in testing of the spaceplane.

More commercial spaceports going ahead

USA already has nine spaceports designated for commercial operations.

New Virgin Galactic Spaceship Takes First Flight

Anchored to a carrier aircraft, Virgin SpaceShip Unity takes to the skies in Mojave, Calif.

Commercial space tourism moves closer to reality as Virgin Galactic gets FAA licence

Richard Branson's dream of commercial space tourism is a step closer to reality. His Virgin Galactic company has been granted an operating licence by US aviation officials to fly passengers to the point of weightlessness.