NBC wins space race, will televise Branson flight
NBC has won the television space race.
SpaceShipTwo makes second supersonic test flight
Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing.
Abolish 'profiteering' Train Operating Companies, says report
University of Manchester experts have called for the abolition of the rail franchising system which they say allows Train Operating Companies to profiteer from hidden public subsidies, in a new report.
California vies for new space industry
California is racing other states to woo new private companies planning to take people on trips to space.
Four Hiroshima bombs a second: How we imagine climate change
The planet is building up heat at the equivalent of four Hiroshima bombs worth of energy every second. And 90 percent of that heat is going into the oceans.
Caribbean talks conservation on Branson's island
(AP)—Surrounded by a turquoise sea and a menagerie of exotic animals on a billionaire's private island, political and business leaders gathered Friday to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection ...
Space tourism won't hurt environment, Branson says
British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.
Elon Musks' SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport
Another space industry heavyweight has signed onto New Mexico's Spaceport America.
NM governor signs space travel liability bill (Update)
(AP)—New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at saving the state's quarter-billion-dollar spaceport and retaining Virgin Galactic as its anchor tenant.
'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space
Once you've been to both poles, skydived over Mount Everest and set up your country's first consulate in Monaco, the question is: what next?
Branson: Virgin space project keeps being delayed
(AP)—British billionaire Richard Branson says his space tourism project keeps being pushed back and isn't sure of an exact date for the first launch.
Spaceport is built, but who will come?
New Mexico Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson says it will be New Mexico's Sydney Opera House. Virgin Galactic Chairman Richard Branson has hinted it will host the first of his new brand of lifestyle hotels. ...
Richard Branson hails 'extraordinary' Neil Armstrong
British tycoon Richard Branson, whose company is launching a space tourism programme, on Sunday hailed the late US astronaut Neil Armstrong as "an extraordinary individual".
Branson to take kids on first space tourist trip (Update)
British tycoon Richard Branson said Wednesday his children would join him on the first of his Virgin Galactic space flights, as he unveiled a new satellite launching service.