UK-US sign agreement on space launch technology

Britain and America ease the path that will allow US companies to launch rockets from the UK.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space-exploration british-space-programme newquay aerospace richard-branson

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

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 california newquay richard-branson

Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge

Sir Richard Branson's firm says it is releasing more tickets for flights into space.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: tourism space-exploration elon-musk richard-branson

Virgin Galactic: Unity rocket ship moves to operational base

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket plane transfers to New Mexico for final testing.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 14, 2020 ~2 min

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

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 newquay aerospace richard-branson

Virgin's Unity plane rockets skyward

Scottish pilot Dave Mackay pushes Virgin Galactic's rocket plane faster and higher than it's ever been.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: amazon space-exploration california jeff-bezos aerospace richard-branson commercial-space-travel

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket system flies for 10th time

The Amazon boss puts up his New Shepard space vehicle from Texas for a series of Nasa experiments.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Jan. 23, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: amazon nasa space-exploration richard-branson

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: space-exploration aerospace companies richard-branson

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