Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo (AP Photo)

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes successful flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has made its third rocket-powered supersonic flight in the Mojave Desert, soaring to a record 71,000 feet. The company says the reusable space vehicle was carried by airplane […]

01/10/2014

British entrepreneur Richard Branson at the Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

NBC wins space race, will televise Branson flight

  NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has won the television space race. The network announced Friday it has signed a deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to televise the company’s first commercial space flight. Branson […]

11/08/2013

British entrepreneur Richard Branson at the Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space. The network said Thursday it is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic […]

10/03/2013

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo (AP Photo)

SpaceShipTwo makes 2nd supersonic test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing. The craft dubbed SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 69,000 feet over California’s […]

09/06/2013

SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another space industry heavyweight has signed on to use New Mexico’s Spaceport America — Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. It agreed to a […]

05/07/2013

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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.

04/29/2013

Law will boost California's space travel industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – With the space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight capturing the attention of Californians, Gov. Jerry Brown announced he had signed legislation intended to boost the fledgling private space travel industry. Brown said […]

09/21/2012

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