Asteroid miners to hitch a ride with Virgin Galactic


Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson at Farnborough International Airshow (Image: Dave Stock)

12:30 13 July 2012 by Paul Marks

Billionaire-backed Planetary Resources, the company that in April announced ambitious plans to mine space rocks for minerals, will hitch a ride with space tourism company Virgin Galactic.

The new union is a sign that the nascent commercial space-flight […]

FARNBOROUGH: Virgin out to steal the show with SpaceShipTwo display


By:   DAN THISDELL FARNBOROUGH 6 hours ago Source: 

If you’re looking out for show stealers at Farnborough, Virgin Galactic (OE23) is likely to be one of the candidates.

The company will be lighting up the static display with a mockup of its SpaceShipTwo (SS2), which is set to begin rocket-powered flight trials this summer, with plans […]

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo completes 2nd glide flight

More handling and stability evaluations were performed this time around By Leonard David updated 10/29/2010 5:12:30 PM ET

November 1st, 2010 | Category: Future Space, Virgin Galactic | Leave a comment