Following successful mission, Virgin Galactic targeting June for first commercial spaceflight
Following a successful flight to the edge of space on Thursday, space tourism company Virgin Galactic says it is ready to enter commercial service in June. Virgin Galactic’s aircraft, VMS Eve, depar
No tears, only launches now: Virgin Galactic heads back to space as Virgin Orbit goes under
Update: The flight, launch, and glide were all successful and the crew is back Earthside. 🙌 Touchdown, VSS Unity! Our crew and spaceship are back on Earth after landing smoothly at Spaceport Americ
Virgin Galactic aims for triumphant return with crewed flight at the end of May
Virgin Galactic will return to the skies later this month, in a crewed mission that the company hopes will bring to an end the nearly two-year gap since its first and only crewed flight in July 2021.
Virgin Orbit files for bankruptcy
Virgin Orbit, the low Earth orbit small-payload launch company that was spun out of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, has filed for bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Securities and Exchange C
Max Q: Grounded
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Virgin Galactic aims for 400 flights a year with two new ‘motherships’
Virgin Galactic is gearing up to take more tourists to the edge of space, working with Boeing to build two new “motherships” that will take the rocket-powered spaceplanes to launch altitud
Strong Compute raises $7.8M seed round to speed up ML training pipelines
Strong Compute, a Sydney, Australia-based startup that helps developers remove the bottlenecks in their machine learning training pipelines, today announced that it has raised a $7.8 million seed roun
Virgin Galactic will sell you a $450K ticket to space starting February 16
If you want to go to space and you have $450,000, you can get a ticket starting tomorrow. Virgin Galactic is selling reservations for a spot on its suborbital spaceplane, which comes with an exclusive
Virgin Galactic announces first raffle winner for two tickets to space
Back at Virgin Galactic’s big event for its founder’s first flight, Richard Branson announced that the company would be making seats on its spacecraft available via online raffle platform
Today! Join NASA, US Space Force fireside chat on the new space age
This morning at 8:30 am PT we are hosting a live, 30-minute FREE webinar called, Full Speed Ahead: Accelerating Government and Commercial Collaboration in the New Space Age. Join experienced space lea
To continue exploring space sustainably, we must act now
We’re at the start of a gold rush in outer space — and our track record for the sustainable development of any environment during gold rushes hasn’t been particularly noteworthy.
Virgin Galactic is clear to fly again following FAA’s ‘mishap investigation’ of Branson flight
The Federal Aviation Administration has closed its “mishap investigation” into the July 11 flight of Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and three others, the space tourism companyR
We must subsidize and regulate space exploration
Space can and should be about much more than giving the 1% another Instagrammable moment and increasing the wealth of the billionaires who provide the service.
Apple’s dangerous path
Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, we dove into the truly bizarre machinations of the NFT market. This week, we’re talking about something that’s a little bit mo
Virgin Galactic looks to late September, early October for first commercial crewed flight
Just two months after celebrating its first manned launch to orbit — which is now under investigation with the Federal Aviation Administration — Virgin Galactic wants to return to space. T
FAA opens probe into anomaly on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceflight
The FAA is looking into an anomaly on the Virgin Galactic flight that carried Richard Branson to space. Virgin's spacecraft went off-course during descent, triggering an "entry glide-cone warning."
Virgin Galactic president Mike Moses on what’s next for the company’s growing fleet
This last weekend featured the much-ballyhooed launch of Virgin Galactic’s first (nonpaying) passengers, with founder and CEO Richard Branson along for the ride. After the festivities, I had the
Eat the rich, but let them build rockets in the meantime
Do you really want Bezos tackling child hunger? Do you want Musk trying to expand healthcare access? Do you want Branson to focus on voting rights? Hell no.
Equity Monday: Cybersecurity startups see deluge of capital as Microsoft looks to buy RiskIQ
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri