The firm hopes to take first ever tourists to space later this year. Onboard cameras were able to capture its rocket-powered engine, the first time it has been used
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Tuesday 15 December 2009
Saturday 12 December 2009
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Billionaire Richard Branson yesterday unveiled the first commercial passenger spaceship, a sleek black-and-white vessel that represents an expensive gamble on creating a commercial space tourism industry.
Sunday 29 November 2009
Keen to stem Christmas cancellations, Cumbria Tourism has set up a helpline to ensure potential visitors receive the latest advice about which areas haven't been affected by the floods and are still open for business. Call 01539 825070
Saturday 28 November 2009
Monday 05 October 2009
When a private spaceship soared over California to claim a $10 million (£36.2 million) prize, daredevil venture capitalist Alan Walton was 68 and thought he'd soon be on a rocket ride of his own.
Friday 02 October 2009
British Airways faces a battle to go ahead with its planned alliance on transatlantic routes with giant US carrier American Airlines (AA), it was revealed today.
Sunday 27 September 2009
Saturday 26 September 2009
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
The airliner plot is the reason why millions of air passengers are now restricted on how much liquid they can take on board a plane.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Hundreds attending an air show got to see an airplane built to launch a ship into space, with the eventual goal of launching commercial space travel.
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is set to inject A$80m (£40m) into the Australian budget airline Virgin Blue after the carrier warned of looming full-year losses.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
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- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
- 5 Narendra Modi: Indian Prime Minister wears suit with pinstripes that spell his name to meet Barack Obama