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New spaceship restoring hope after Virgin Galactic crash

The hangar that housed Virgin Galactic's ill-fated SpaceShipTwo has an empty space, but at a manufacturing plant just down the road technicians...

Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early

An investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that a function to help the craft descend into...

Richard Branson plans to launch satellites

Flamboyant British businessman Richard Branson, whose Virgin empire has encompassed airlines, music stores, mobile phones and condoms, is turning his hand to...

Virgin Galactic achieves re-entry milestone as private space race hots up

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo for the first time flew in its re-entry ‘feathered' configuration yesterday, marking a crucial milestone ahead of commercial flights...

Virgin Atlantic unveils first commercial spaceship

Virgin Atlantic unveiled the first commercial passenger spaceship, a sleek black-and-white vessel that represents an expensive gamble on creating a commercial space...