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Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2023
Blue Origin said on Tuesday it was aiming to launch its New Shepard suborbital rocket next week, the first mission since an uncrewed crash in September 2022 set back the space company owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos. "We're targeting a launch window that opens on Dec. 18 for our next New Shepard payload mission," the company tweeted on X, adding the flight would contain 33 science and resear

Washington (AFP) Jun 29, 2023
Virgin Galactic successfully commenced commercial spaceflights on Thursday, marking a major milestone for the company founded in 2004 by British billionaire Richard Branson. Its inaugural customers were a three-member crew from the Italian Air Force and National Research Council of Italy, alongside a Virgin Galactic astronaut instructor occupying the fourth seat. Named Galactic 01, t
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 14, 2023
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) has released details about the forthcoming flight window for its second commercial space mission, christened 'Galactic 02.' The new announcement positions Virgin Galactic firmly within an expanding commercial space industry and highlights its regular rhythm of spaceflights. The company's pioneering approach has led to a remarkable seventh spacefl
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic” or the "Company”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. “We are entering our fleet enhancement period with a clear roadmap for increasing the durability, reliability...
Virgin Galactic Holdings announced an update regarding the timing of its next test flight Unity 23 with the Italian Air Force. During preparation for the Unity 23 test flight, a third-party supplier recently flagged a potential manufacturing defect in a component...
“We dispute the misleading characterizations and conclusions in the New Yorker article published today.” Said Virgin Galactic in their response to the New Yorker Article. And they added: "The safety of our crew and passengers is Virgin Galactic’s top priority. Our...
“Unity 23” test flight will mark first research customer mission. Virgin Galactic will have a partnership with Italian Air Force for first mission of its kind led by an european country.   Virgin Galactic today announced the manifest for the next...
Branson plans to be the first billionaire to reach space on a spacecraft he helped fund, as Virgin Galactic announced they will attempt a test flight on the 11th of July, nine days before Blue Origines planned 20th of July...
Virgin Orbit, the California-based responsive launch company, announced today that it has selected Tyler Grinnell to serve as the team’s new Vice President of Flight and Launch. As Virgin Orbit works to further evolve its commercial launch services, Tyler...
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. today announced that the FAA updated the Company’s existing commercial space transportation operator license to allow the spaceline to fly customers to space. The approval comes after the success of may test flight The Company also...