In his boldest adventure yet, thrill-seeking British billionaire joins five company employees to reach the edge of space high above the New Mexico desert.
High above the desert in a cloudless sky, the VSS Unity ignited its rocket to hurtle the ship and two pilots toward space. A live feed by NASASpaceFlight.com showed the ship accelerating upward and confirmed a landing later via radar.
One small step for man and one giant leap for the commercial space industry.
The inaugural launch had appeared to be going well until moments after the rocket was dropped from beneath the left wing of the jumbo jet dubbed Cosmic Girl.
The collapse of Virgin Australia leaves the country with only one carrier, as administrators attempt to restructure the airline and get it operational again as soon as possible.
Virgin Galactic aims to take paying customers on the six-passenger rocket, with company founder Richard Branson saying there will be more test flights and if all goes well he will take a ride before the public gets its chance.
Elon Musk's space transportation company announces fashion magnate, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first private passenger to fly on a monster rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.
Boom Supersonic unveils its prototype aircraft, bringing back the hope for faster-than-sound passenger flights.
Alaska Air says nearing deal to buy Virgin America for over $2 billion
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