Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 25, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: commercial-space-travel space-exploration newquay california richard-branson

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space-exploration newquay california richard-branson

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Significant backing is offered to Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall to make Newquay launches happen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration aerospace newquay richard-branson

Bloodhound: Land speed record car is relaunched

The Bloodhound supersonic car is back and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: bristol bloodhound-ssc south-africa engineering newquay-airport

Bloodhound supersonic car project saved

The supersonic vehicle could still race at 1,000mph after an entrepreneur bought the business.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: bristol bloodhound-ssc newquay south-africa engineering

Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

The driver of the 1,000mph supersonic vehicle says the car is available for the cost of a Ferrari.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 7, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: bristol bloodhound-ssc newquay south-africa engineering

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