Richard Branson launches in Virgin Galactic rocket to promote space tourist

Space 07/12/21, 21:25

Richard Branson and five others were launched more than 50 miles above the Earth in his own rocket on Sunday to promote Virgin Galactic, which has already secured over 600 bookings for its space tourism flights, with tickets starting at $250,000 each. After rival billionaire Jeff Bezos had revealed on July 20 ...

Space-tourism dream edges toward reality in New Mexico

Tech 05/10/19, 11:26

British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday toward offering thrill rides into the low reaches of space for paying passengers, with the company immediately starting to move personnel and space vehicles from California to a launch and landing facility in the New Mexico ...

Miami gives Branson celebrity welcome for train renaming

U.S. 04/04/19, 17:37

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson got a rock star's welcome at Wednesday's public rollout of his Virgin Group's partnership with Florida's privately owned, higher-speed passenger rail service that backers hope will soon stretch from Miami to Orlando.People cheered, news photographers jostled like paparazzi and passengers onboard a soon-to-be rebranded Brightline train ...

Battle of the bands: Venezuela power struggle turns to music

America 02/22/19, 00:10

Venezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting his refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are stored. The ...

A look at rival Branson vs Maduro concerts for Venezuela

America 02/19/19, 17:12

Dueling concerts are being staged this week on both sides of Venezuela's border with Colombia. After billionaire Richard Branson announced an aid concert in Colombia on Friday to benefit Venezuelans suffering from the country's humanitarian crisis, Nicolas Maduro's government ordered up a rival concert of its own.Maduro denies any economic ...

Interview: Branson hopes concert saves Venezuelan lives

Entertainment 02/18/19, 13:55

Billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that he hopes the concert he's throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and save lives by raising funds for "much-needed medical help" for the crisis-torn country.Branson told The Associated Press that up to 300,000 people are expected to attend ...

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space with tourism rocket

Tech 12/13/18, 02:22

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is preparing to take the long-awaited step of trying to fly its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.Virgin Space Ship Unity was undergoing final checks in preparation for a test flight early Thursday that could take it far higher than before and a big ...

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

Science 12/12/18, 14:39

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its rocket ship to the edge of space.If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism.The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with the rocket-powered spacecraft soaring high above California's ...

Global business leaders suspend ties with Saudi Arabia

Europe 10/12/18, 01:03

Global business leaders are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia, stoking pressure on the Gulf kingdom to explain what happened to a dissident writer who disappeared after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.British billionaire Richard Branson on Friday suspended business links with Saudi Arabia, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he ...

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