Richard Branson

US grounds billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic after space flight 'mishap'

Aborting would have dashed flamboyant billionaire Branson's hopes of beating rival Jeff Bezos, whose own flight to space was scheduled a few days later.

published on : 3rd September 2021

After Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos to take off for space in Blue Origin 

If successful, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin programme plans two more passenger flights to space by this year's end.

published on : 20th July 2021

Environmental concerns grow as space tourism lifts off

Scientists are worried about the potential for longer term harm as the industry is poised for major growth, particularly impacts to the ozone layer in the still poorly understood upper atmosphere.

published on : 18th July 2021

An incredible, life-changing experience to see Earth from Space: Indian-American astronaut Sirisha Bandla

Bandla, a 34-year-old aeronautical engineer joined British billionaire Richard Branson and four others on board Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity to make a journey to the edge of space.

published on : 12th July 2021

Andhra Pradesh girl Sirisha Bandla is Astronaut 004 in Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic mission

Sirisha, who grew up in Houston since she was 5-year-old, became the third Indian origin woman and the first Telugu to fly into space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams.

published on : 12th July 2021

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own 'Virgin Galactic' ship

The feat vaults the nearly 71-year-old Richard Branson past fellow billionaire and rival Jeff Bezos, who is planning to fly to space in a craft of his own nine days from now.

published on : 11th July 2021

17 years after founding Virgin Galactic, billionaire Richard Branson bound for space

The spaceflight should take place at 8:30 am Mountain Time (1430 GMT), after overnight weather conditions forced a 90-minute delay. Virgin Galactic is livestreaming the launch on its website.

published on : 11th July 2021

Richard Branson announces trip to space, ahead of Jeff Bezos

The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first carrying a full crew of company employees. It will be only the fourth trip to space for Virgin Galactic.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Telugu-origin Sirisha Bandla to join Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic's next flight to space

Sirisha Bandla's zeal to learn more about space led her to pursue Bachelors of Science degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from Purdue.

published on : 2nd July 2021