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.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
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- 5 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage